Tax Rate of Super Rich at 5-year Low

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Our income tax rates are meant to tax citizens according to how much they earn.  That means the more you earn, the higher the rate and the more you pay.  I mean, that’s only fair, right?  But in reality, it is not so.

Did you know that the super rich in our country (those who earn upwards of $62 million a year in adjusted gross income) were taxed an average of 17.6%?  This finding is according to Bloomberg.  This means those who earn $62 million a year pay nearly the same effective tax rate as those who earn $85,000 a year in adjusted gross income.  These 1,360 super rich people represent the top 0.001% of the population in terms of earnings but they contributed only a paltry 3.3% of all the taxes collected.  On the other hand, those who earn $13 million a year paid a higher tax rate.

At the same time, if your income is in the top 2% of the country, your tax rate is at a five year low.  So which group of earners contributed the most in income taxes?  Find out where the money goes.

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