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Americans' tax bills throughout the years

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 22: Median income earners pay tens of thousands in taxes every year, but the exact amount has changed over time as income levels have increased and tax rates have fluctuated.
To determine the average American’s tax bill over the last 20 years, GOBankingRates looked at the median income for each year and the historical tax rates to calculate how much of those making the median income would have paid in taxes. Find out how much Americans have been paying in taxes throughout the years.

Americans' tax bills throughout the years

Median-income earners pay tens of thousands in taxes every year, but the exact amount has changed over time as income levels have increased and tax rates have fluctuated.

To determine the average American’s tax bill over the past 20 years, GOBankingRates looked at the median income for each year and the historical tax rates to calculate how much of those making the median income would have paid in taxes. Find out how much Americans have been paying in taxes throughout the years.

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