Who Pays No Income Tax?

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: Tax Policy Center

Author(s): Roberton Williams

Research Area: Banking and finance

Keywords: Federal Budgets & Fiscal Policy; Tax Distribution and Economic Trends; Economic Stimulus; Budget Issues

Type: Paper


Nearly half of all tax units will pay no income tax in 2009. The fraction of non-taxpayers differs widely, depending on income, tax filing status, and whether the unit is elderly or contains children.