The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, 2008 and 2009

July 10, 2012
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The recent recession had an impact on income, amount of taxes owed, and average tax rates. Changes in households’ before-tax income and average tax rates in 2008 and 2009 were substantial and differed across the income distribution.

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A subsequent version of this report, The Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes, was published in June 2016.

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