Tax Policy and Economic Inequality in the United States
The provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code regarding income taxes and estate taxes have undergone significant changes under both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses...
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Income tax in the United States
In the United States, a tax is imposed on income by the federal, most state, and many local governments. The income tax is determined by applying a tax rate, which may increase as income increases, to...
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Capital gains tax in the United States
In the United States of America, individuals and corporations pay U.S. federal income tax on the net total of all their capital gains just as they do on other sorts of income. "Long term" capital gain...
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Revenue Act of 1964
The United States Revenue Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–272), also known as the Tax Reduction Act, was a bipartisan tax cut bill signed by President Lyndon Johnson on February 26, 1964. Individual income tax...
Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981
The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (Pub.L. 97–34), also known as the ERTA or "Kemp-Roth Tax Cut", was a federal law enacted in the United States in 1981. It was an act "to amend the Internal Revenu...
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Tax Reform Act of 1986
The U.S. Congress passed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA) (Pub.L. 99–514, 100 Stat. 2085, enacted October 22, 1986) to simplify the income tax code, broaden the tax base and eliminate m...
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Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (or OBRA-93) was a federal law that was enacted by the 103rd United States Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton. It has also been referr...
Bush tax cuts
The phrase Bush tax cuts refers to changes to the United States tax code passed originally during the presidency of George W. Bush and extended during the presidency of Barack Obama, through:While eac...
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Wealth inequality in the United States
Wealth inequality in the United States (also known as the wealth gap) refers to the unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United States. Wealth includes the values of homes, automobile...
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Gini coefficent
The Gini coefficient (also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) (/dʒini/ jee-nee) is a measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income distribution of a nation's residents, and is...
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Tax credit
A tax credit is a tax incentive which allows certain taxpayers to subtract the amount of the credit from the total they owe the state. Tax credits can be granted in recognition of taxes already paid o...
Gross income
Gross income in United States tax law is receipts and gains from all sources. Gross income is the starting point for determining Federal and state income tax of individuals, corporations, estates and...
Taxation history of the United States
The history of taxation in the United States begins with the colonial protest against British taxation policy in the 1760s, leading to the American Revolution. The independent nation collected taxes o...
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IRS penalties
Taxpayers in the United States may face various penalties for failures related to Federal, state, and local tax matters. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is primarily responsible for charging these ...
Tax exemption
Tax exemption refers to a monetary exemption which reduces taxable income. Tax exempt status can provide complete relief from taxes, reduced rates, or tax on only a portion of items. Examples include ...
Tax deduction
Tax deduction is a reduction of income that is able to be taxed, and is commonly a result of expenses, particularly those incurred to produce additional income. The difference between deductions, exem...
Tax withholding in the United States
Three key types of withholding tax are imposed at various levels in the United States:The amount of tax withheld is based on the amount of payment subject to tax. Withholding of tax on wages includes ...
Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Re...
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List of countries by income equality
This is a list of countries or dependencies by income inequality metrics, including Gini coefficients, according to the United Nations (UN), the World Bank, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a...
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United States income tax (legal history)

The first attempt to tax income in the United States was in 1643 when several colonies instituted a “faculties and abilities” tax. Tax collectors would literally go door to door and ask if the in...
Generalized entropy index
The generalized entropy index has been proposed as a measure of income inequality in a population. It is derived from information theory as a measure of redundancy in data. In information theory a mea...
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Social Security (United States)
In the United States, Social Security is primarily the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) federal program.The original Social Security Act (1935) and the current version of the Act, ...
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Alternative minimum tax
The alternative minimum tax (AMT) is an income tax imposed by the United States federal government on individuals, corporations, estates, and trusts. AMT is imposed at a nearly flat rate on an adjuste...
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Rate schedule (federal income tax)
A rate schedule is a chart that helps United States taxpayers determine their federal income tax burden for a particular year. Another name for “rate schedule” is “rate table.”
The origin of the ...
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