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Percentage of Americans Reporting Zero Tax Liability Is At All-Time High

Tax_foundation_logo_1The Tax Foundation reports that the percentage of Americans filing tax returns who report no tax liability has exploded in recent years and is at an all-time high:

One of the biggest obstacles facing President Bush’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform is the fact that America has become divided between a growing class of people who pay no income taxes and a shrinking class of people who are bearing the lion’s share of the burden.

Percentage of Filers Who Owe Zero Tax

Year

Owe Zero Tax

1950

28.0%

1955

23.3%

1960

21.2%

1965

20.6%

1970

20.1%

1975

25.6%

1980

21.3%

1985

18.5%

1990

21.0%

1995

24.5%

2000

25.2%

2001

27.2%

2002

30.1%

2003

31.8%

2004

32.4%

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