Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

Top earners remain targets for tax increases, but the federal income tax system is already highly progressive. In 2020, the latest year with available data, the top 1 percent of income earners earned 22 percent of all income and paid 42 percent of all federal income taxes – more than the bottom 90 percent combined (37 percent).

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Updated March 9, 2023

Source: Internal Revenue Service

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