Resources: Taxes

By Covering Business     December 11, 2011

Tax Statistics Compiled by the Internal Revenue Service

  • Individual Income Tax Collected (1990-2009) (Excel)
    Tax collected, tax collected via electronic filing, capital gains and IRA distributions, gambling income and various deductions.
  • Individual Income Tax Returns by Income Percentile (1986-2008) (Excel)
    Number of returns, adjusted gross income and income tax paid by the top 0.1%, 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% and 50% of taxpayers.
  • Tax Owed vs. Overpayment at the Time of Filing (1950-2009) (Excel)
  • Tax Collection and Refunds (1995-2010)
  • Corporate Tax Statistics
    Links to annual tables of taxes paid by business size and sector or industry. (1994-2008)

Individual Income Tax Brackets (1945-2011) (Excel)
Source: The Tax Policy Center, citing IRS data

Average Tax Rates Paid by the Top 0.1%, 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% and 50% (1980-2009)
Source: The Tax Foundation

Tax Entry Threshold (1980-2011) (Excel)
Table of the minimum income necessary to pay federal income tax, organized by marital status and number of children. Also includes poverty threshold for comparison.
Source: The Tax Policy Center

Effective Tax Rates for the Top 400 Earners in the U.S. (1992-2008) (Excel)
Source: The Tax Policy Center, citing IRS data

State Tax Collection (1992-2010)
Includes data on income, sales, property and other state taxes for all 50 states.
Source: Census Bureau

Federal Tax Rates on Capital Gains (1988-2011) (PDF | Word)
Source: The Tax Foundation

State and Federal Excise Taxes
Links to current and historical data on state taxes on cigarettes, alcohol and gasoline, as well as federal excise taxes.
Source: The Tax Foundation

Property Tax Data
Source: The Tax Foundation


Compiled by Nish Amarnath, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, C’12

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