Validating of statements and facts
All taxpayers should keep a copy of their tax return.Beginning in 2017, taxpayers using a software product for the first time may need their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) amount from their prior-year tax return to verify their identity.
For many people, the more you make, the lower the rate you pay. * Based upon Mitt Romney’s 2010 federal tax return, the following organizations published articles claiming that Romney pays a lower federal tax rate than most Americans: Politi Fact, Fact Check.org, CBS News, and Agence France-Presse.    All of these articles failed to account for the burden of corporate income taxes, which fall more heavily on upper-income households. Both Politi Fact and Fact also: is a very narrow measure of income.Their tax burdens ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent and averaged 36 percent.If you make money with money, as some of my super-rich friends do, your percentage may be a bit lower than mine.Since then, the bottom rate has been as high as 23% (in 1944–1945), and the top rate has been as high as 94% (in 1944–1945).  In 2016, the bottom rate was 10%, and the top rate was 39.6%. * From 1950–2011, the top federal individual income tax rate varied from 92% (in 1952–1953) to 28% (in 1988–1990), and income tax receipts (as a portion of gross domestic product) varied from 5.9% (in 1950) to 10.0% (in 2000).Over this period, these lower and higher income tax rates often do not correspond with lower and higher income tax collections: * As of January 1, 2016, the states have individual income tax rates that vary from a top rate of 13.3% in California to 0% in seven states that don’t have such a tax (Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming). * In 2013, the portion of state and local tax collections that were comprised of individual income taxes varied from a high of 40.8% in Oregon, to a median of 24.2% in Colorado and Nebraska to a low of 0% in Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. * Social insurance taxes, which are also known as “payroll taxes” or “employment taxes,” are taxes that are levied specifically for Social Security, Medicare hospital insurance, unemployment insurance, and several smaller healthcare and income security programs.    * Employees and employers both pay social insurance taxes, but payroll taxes levied on employers are predominately borne by employees in the form of reduced wages.”     (For more detail, see Distribution of the Tax Burden).
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