Visualising tax rates across income levels

15 Mar 2020

While the marginal tax rate post serves as a quick reference on how much tax you’ll pay on additional income, it doesn’t show the overall tax burden. This chart has a number of views to see the amount or percentage of income paid to taxes with varying levels of income. As usual, this chart is for California. If you’d like other states to be added, let me know.

By changing the settings, you can look at different income ranges, view by absolute dollars or percentage of income, and stack/unstack the various taxes.

Disclaimer: I’m not a financial professional, and this chart may contain errors. This does not constitute tax advice. Consult your accountant or tax lawyer.

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My sources were the FTB’s Tax Rate Schedules, the IRS Rev. Proc 2013-35 Section 1(c) and the Social Security Administration publication 05-10003.