What would you like to do?

Approximately how much money does the average American citizen pay in taxes each year?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

According to the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan organisation, the average American pays an average tax rate of 12.60% percent on their income as of 2008.
According to the figures released from the 2007 US Census the median earnings of men who worked full time, year-round were $45,113 and women were $35,102. Arithmetic provides: Tax for Men: $5684.24 Tax for Women: $4422.85

According to figures based on the average reported income of Americans, as tabulated by data collected from income tax returns in 2008, the median income of all people, both men and women, is $31,987.

Tax on Average: $4030.36

Please consider that this was in no way calculated by an economist or an actuary with accredited math skills, also that this only represents income tax and not other forms of tax and that the figures available from the sources mentioned are not always compatible.

However I believe that this answer may be marginally more educational than the former one which stated the unfounded and likely erroneous figure of $10 million.
+ 13 others found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

Income taxes contributed by American citizens pay for what?

The federal government collects taxes to finance various public  services. Along with a host of other smaller public services, there  are 3 major public services funded by o

How much does the average person pay for cigarettes each year?

It's hard to pick an "average" amount of smoking, but in Delaware the average is about 185 packs a year, which works out to just under $1,000. In Utah, the smoking rate is muc

How much money does the average US citizen spend on Home maintenance in a year?

1c   Answer from TheProperHome.com   Home maintenance costs vary widely, depending on your home and contents. As a general rule of thumb, you should expect to spend

How much money does the average US citizen spend on car maintenance in a year?

About $1,200 or $100 per month. But this is just an average and it depends on what vehicle you own and how many miles are on the odometer. The older the car the more you will