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Who Pays Income Taxes?

Who Pays Income Taxes and How Much?

Tax Year 2009 

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$343,927

36.73

Top 5%

$154,643

58.66

Top 10%

$112,124

70.47

Top 25%

$66,193

87.30

Top 50%

$32,396

97.75

Bottom 50%

<$32,396

2.25

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

Tax Year 2008

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$380,354

38.02

Top 5%

$159,619

58.72

Top 10%

$113,799

69.94

Top 25%

$67,280

86.34

Top 50%

$33,048

97.30

Bottom 50%

<$33,048

2.7

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

Tax Year 2007

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$410,096

40.42

Top 5%

$160,041

60.63

Top 10%

$113,018

71.22

Top 25%

$66,532

86.59

Top 50%

$32,879

97.11

Bottom 50%

<$32,879

2.89

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

Tax Year 2006

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$388,806

39.89

Top 5%

$153,542

60.14

Top 10%

$108,904

70.79

Top 25%

$64,702

86.27

Top 50%

$31,987

97.01

Bottom 50%

<$31,987

2.99

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

For Tax Year 2005

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$364,657

39.38

Top 5%

$145,283

59.67

Top 10%

$103,912

70.30

Top 25%

$62,068

85.99

Top 50%

$30,881

96.93

Bottom 50%

<$30,881

3.07

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

For Tax Year 2004

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$328,049

36.89

Top 5%

$137,056

57.13

Top 10%

$99,112

68.19

Top 25%

$60,041

84.86

Top 50%

$30,122

96.70

Bottom 50%

<$30,122

3.30

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

 For Tax Year 2003

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$295,495

34.27

Top 5%

$130,080

54.36

Top 10%

$94,891

65.84

Top 25%

$57,343

83.88

Top 50%

$29,019

96.54

Bottom 50%

<$29,019

3.46

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

 For Tax Year 2002

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$285,424

33.71

Top 5%

$126,525

53.80

Top 10%

$92,663

65.73

Top 25%

$56,401

83.90

Top 50%

$28,654

96.50

Bottom 50%

<$28,654

3.50

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

 For Tax Year 2001 

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$292,913

33.89

Top 5%

$127,904

53.25

Top 10%

$92,754

64.89

Top 25%

$56,085

82.90

Top 50%

$28,528

96.03

Bottom 50%

<$28,528

3.97

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

 For Tax Year 2000

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$313,469

37.42

Top 5%

$128,336

56.47

Top 10%

$92,144

67.33

Top 25%

$55,225

84.01

Top 50%

$27,682

96.09

Bottom 50%

<$27,682

3.91

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service

 For Tax Year 1999

Percentiles Ranked by AGI

AGI Threshold on Percentiles

Percentage of Federal Personal Income Tax Paid

Top 1%

$293,415

36.18

Top 5%

$120,846

55.45

Top 10%

$87,682

66.45

Top 25%

$52,965

83.54

Top 50%

$26,415

96.00

Bottom 50%

<$26,415

4.00

Note: AGI is Adjusted Gross Income
Source: Internal Revenue Service