Tax Question

Steve R. Henderson Steve_R._Henderson at BRIDGE.COM
Fri Jul 5 10:38:18 MDT 1996

Dennis, here's the figures I have (For 1994)

top 1% paid 26% while making 13% of the pre-tax income
top 10% paid 58%
top 20% paid 73%

Bottom 40% paid less than 1%
Bottom 60% paid only 10%

source: Columnist James K. Glassman, "The rich already pay plenty", Wasington
Post, 7/11/95

Steve Henderson
Shenderson at

______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
Subject: Re: Tax Question
Author:  Dennis Putnam <putnamd at> at Internet
Date:    7/5/96 11:56 AM

> Can any of you fine folks answer this question for me:
> What percentage of US income tax revenues are paid by
> the top 5% income groups?   I would appreciate this
> information for use in another list.

I can't recall the numbers exactly but I think the top 20% pay 60% of the
revenues and the top 5% pay 20%. But don't assume these numbers are gospel.
If you want the exact numbers I can look it up in my Limbaugh Letters but I'm
on the road and won't be home until next week.

Dennis Putnam, Manager
Technical Planning and Services
Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc.

Opinions expressed are mine and should not be viewed as an official positon of
Hayes or its management.

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