Corporate Income Taxes Make Up About 6% of Federal Revenue, But This Is Almost Half of What It Was In 2013

(cbpp.org)”Corporate income taxes make up about 6 percent of federal revenue, with the remaining 8 percent coming from excise taxes, estate taxes, and other revenue sources. Excise taxes are collected on the sale of certain goods (e.g., fuel, alcohol, and tobacco); they are intended to raise revenue and, in some cases, discourage consumption of the taxed product. These made up about 3 percent of federal receipts in 2018″. Read more

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“Corporation income taxes accounted for a large part of this postwar decline in total income tax share, falling from over 30 percent of total Federal receipts in the early 1950s to 19 percent in 1968. During the same period, pretax corporate profits fell from about 13 percent of GDP in the early 1950s to 11 percent in 1968. By 1980 the corporation income tax share of total receipts had dropped to 12.5 percent. Pretax corporate profits also declined as a percent of GDP during the 1980s and, thus, the corporation income tax share of total receipts dropped to a low of 6.2 percent in 1983. By 1996, the share had climbed back to 11.8 percent.

But, between 2001 and 2003, it averaged 7.7 percent, well below the 1980 share, before increasing to 14.7 percent by 2006. The December 2007 recession reduced the corporation income tax share of total receipts to just 6.6 percent in 2009. In 2010 the share rose to 8.9 percent before falling to 7.9 percent in 2011 and then rising to 9.9 percent in 2013″. Read more (Ctrl F corporate)

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