Income taxation of US households: Facts and parametric estimates

Nezih Guner, Remzi Kaygusuz, Gustavo Ventura

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Abstract

We use micro data from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to document how Federal
Income tax liabilities vary with income, marital status and the number of dependents. We report facts on the distributions of average taxes, properties of the joint distributions of taxes paid and income, and discuss how taxes are affected by marital status and the number of children. We also provide multiple parametric estimates of tax functions for use in applied work in macroeconomics and public finance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-581
JournalReview of Economic Dynamics
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Taxation
  • Tax progressivity
  • Households

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