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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nearly Half of All Taxpayers Are Over 45

The Tax Foundation:  Nearly Half of All Taxpayers Are Over 45:

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So? This is meaningless information without the median age of the US population, which by some reports is about 40.

Posted by: Terry | Dec 1, 2013 6:35:12 AM

Is there a way to get this as an Excel spreadsheet for every year, or do a graph? I'm interested in how incomes at each age (perhaps by birthdate) change over time. I'd put average income for each group (plus the whole) into the graph as well, so I can see if we're getting a few, very rich 20-somethings (and the rest are unemployed) or something else.

Posted by: Tim | Dec 1, 2013 7:23:46 AM

The category is share of all 'tax filers', not taxpayers. There is a big difference, obviously, since 40+% of returns do not have a tax liability.

Posted by: Landru | Dec 1, 2013 11:27:41 AM

Median age is about 37.

Probably pretty few taxpaxers in the 0-17 range.

Posted by: Jens Fiederer | Dec 1, 2013 2:12:56 PM