progressive tax


A tax system in which those who earn higher incomes pay a higher percentage of their income than those with lower incomes. A graduated tax is one example.

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Once Donna took her new job, she began to make $50,000 a year, causing her to have to pay more in income tax since the IRS has a progressive tax on incomes.

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While the United States does employ a progressive tax system, many people hold the belief that the program disproportionately favors the wealthy, and forces the poor and working class tax payers to pick up their slack.

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They got the usually unmotivated college students into voting booths to cast their ballots for a higher progressive tax by explaining that it was just like the arrangements they had with their parents, but, from the government.

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