Average tax rate in the U.S. 2016, by income percentile

The statistic shows the average income tax rate in the United States in 2016, sorted by income percentile. In 2016, the average tax rate of the top 10% stood at 21.19 percent.

Average tax rate in the United States, by income percentile in 2016

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

November 2018

Supplementary notes

The average AGI reported in 2015 stood at 72,090 U.S. dollars. The top 1% of earners have AGI above $1,421,735, and the top 50% have above $127,472.

There were 140.9 million total federal income tax filers.

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