[Paleopsych] NYT: (Class) About the Data

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About the Data

    Following are links to data that were the source of the graphics "Not
    Since the 20's Roared" and "The Wealthiest Benefit More From the
    Recent Tax Cuts." Also included are links to groups that will provide
    other sources and views on tax policy.

    The calculations come from four sources.

    The [2]data on income growth come from government tax return records
    was analyzed by [3]Emmanuel Saez, economics professor at the
    University of California at Berkeley, and Thomas Piketty, economics
    professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in
    Paris. The chart data is from Table A6.

    The [4]data on wealth come from the [5]Federal Reserve's Consumer
    Finance Survey, analyzed by [6]Edward Wolff, a professor of economics
    at New York University.

    The [7]estimates of taxes come from a computer model of the Tax Policy
    Center, a joint project of the [8]Urban Institute and [9]Brookings
    Institution, and include income, corporate and estate taxes and
    proposals in the President's 2006 budget to make temporary cuts

    [10]2001 Income Data and Tax Share

    [11]2015 Tax Share

    [12]Share of Tax Cut Over 15 Years

    [13]Percentage of income paid in income, Social Security and Medicare
    taxes in 2004

    Information on the Alternative Minimum Tax:
    [14]Percent paying A.M.T in 2004 and 2010

    [15]How much of groups cuts taken

    [16]Average take back for those affected

    The [17]data on the 400 highest-income taxpayers come from an Internal
    Revenue Service report, with 2004 tax rules applied. In separate
    analyses The New York Times and Citizens for Tax Justice calculated
    the data under new tax rules and came up with nearly identical
    findings. The tax rates paid by such taxpayers are highly influenced
    by how much of their income derives from salaries, which are taxed at
    up to 35 percent, and from dividends and long-term capital gains,
    which are taxed at 15 percent and are exempt from the Alternative
    Minimum Tax. The administration will not allow the Internal Revenue
    Service to release its data on the top 400 taxpayers for 2001 and

    Other sources and views on tax policy:

    [18]Internal Revenue Service
    Extensive data on who pays which taxes.

    [19]Tax Foundation
    For data on the share of income and income taxes paid by income
    classes since 1980.

    [20]Citizens for Tax Justice
    Liberal analysis of tax policies.

    [21]Heritage Foundation
    Conservative analysis of tax policy.

    [22]Cato Institute
    Libertarian analysis of tax policy.

    [23]Tax Analysts
    Nonprofit's publications report in detail on tax policy.

    [24]Treasury Department
    Fact sheets on taxes.


    2. http://emlab.berkeley.edu/users/saez/TabFigOUPvolume2.xls
    3. http://emlab.berkeley.edu/users/saez
    4. http://www.levy.org/default.asp?view=publications_view&pubID=fca3a440ee
    5. http://www.federalreserve.gov/
    6. http://www.nyu.edu/econ/dept/vitae/wolff.htm
    7. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/
    8. http://www.urban.org/
    9. http://www.brook.edu/
   10. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?Docid=826
   11. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?Docid=827
   12. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?Docid=828
   13. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?Docid=829
   14. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?DocID=688
   15. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?DocID=692
   16. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxModel/tmdb/TMTemplate.cfm?DocID=689
   17. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/00in400h.pdf
   18. http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/index.html
   19. http://taxfoundation.org/publications/show/250.html
   20. http://ctj.org/
   21. http://www.heritage.org/Research/Taxes
   22. http://www.cato.org/pubs/tbb/index.html
   23. http://www.taxanalysts.com/
   24. http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/js2289.htm

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