tax burden


: responsibility for paying a greater portion of taxes
The tax burden has been falling increasingly on the middle class.

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Recent Examples on the Web WalletHub’s report calculated what the tax burden would be on the median income earner across the country. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2023 In all, his budget would essentially leave the state’s tax burden flat if all measures were adopted together. Molly Beck, Journal Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2023 The ranking is based on a variety of factors including tax burden, weather, affordability of housing and accessibility to healthcare and transportation. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Mar. 2023 In his plan, Biden is overtly declaring that the wealthy ought to shoulder a heavier tax burden. Chris Megerian And Josh Boak, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Mar. 2023 In his plan, Biden is overtly declaring that the wealthy ought to shoulder a heavier tax burden. Chris Megerian,, 7 Mar. 2023 As a result, middle- and lower-income workers bear a much greater tax burden in funding Social Security than the 6% of Americans who earn above the threshold, according a new analysis from the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2023 That would help offset the elimination of the more specific and complicated deductions and reduce the tax burden on low-income households considerably. Dominic Pino, National Review, 2 Mar. 2023 And increasing the tax burden on capital would have some distributional benefits. IEEE Spectrum, 26 May 2021 See More

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“Tax burden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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