U.S. PoliticsJanuary 24, 2018

Public Has Mixed Expectations for New Tax Law

A month after Donald Trump and Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the public has mixed views of the sweeping tax overhaul and its long-term impact.

Pew Research CenterDecember 20, 2017

From #MAGA to #MeToo: A look at U.S. public opinion in 2017

A look back at the events that defined 2017 and what public opinion can tell us about the important trends shaping American society.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 24, 2017

Among developed nations, Americans’ tax bills are below average

Tax burdens in the U.S. are lower than most of its developed-nation peers – in some cases, well below.

Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

A closer look at who does (and doesn’t) pay U.S. income tax

Taxpayers with incomes of $200,000 or more paid well over half (58.8%) of federal income taxes, though they accounted for only 4.5% of all returns filed (6.8% of all taxable returns). By contrast, taxpayers with incomes below $30,000 filed nearly 44% of all returns but paid just 1.4% of all federal income tax.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 27, 2017

More Americans favor raising than lowering tax rates on corporations, high household incomes

As the congressional debate over Trump’s tax overhaul begins, more Americans say tax rates on corporations and higher-income households should be raised rather than lowered.

U.S. PoliticsApril 14, 2017

Top Frustrations With Tax System: Sense That Corporations, Wealthy Don’t Pay Fair Share

A majority of Americans now view the federal tax system as unfair, including similar shares of Republicans and Democrats. But partisans differ in their concerns about the tax system.

April 12, 2017

Share of married Americans is falling, but they still pay most of the nation’s income taxes

Married Americans continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes.

U.S. PoliticsApril 4, 2017

What does the federal government spend your tax dollars on? Social insurance programs, mostly

From Social Security to national parks, a look at long-range trends in federal outlays relative to the U.S. economy

Fact TankApril 13, 2016

High-income Americans pay most income taxes, but enough to be ‘fair’?

By design, wealthier Americans pay most of the nation’s total individual income taxes.

Fact TankApril 6, 2016

The biggest U.S. tax breaks

The hundreds of exemptions, deductions and other breaks embedded in the tax code will cost the federal government more than $1.3 trillion this fiscal year.