Who Pays Income Taxes?

Tax Year 2012

Percentages Ranked
by AGI
AGI Threshold on
Adjusted Gross Income Share
Percentage of Federal
Personal Income Tax Paid
Top 1%$434,68221.8638.09
Top 5%$175,81736.8458.95
Top 10%$125,19547.8770.17
Top 25%$73,35469.2586.42
Top 50%$36,05588.997.22
Bottom 50%<$36,05511.12.78

Historical Data for Tax Years 1980 - 2012

Ratio of Percentage of Personal Income Tax Paid to AGI Share