Taxes: additional data

Lane Kenworthy, The Good Society
May 2016

TOP STATUTORY INCOME TAX RATES AND PRETAX INCOME INEQUALITY BETWEEN THE 1% AND THE 99%

The following charts show the top statutory income tax rate (dashed lines) and the top 1%’s share of pretax income (solid lines) in 18 countries.

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Figure A1. Top statutory income tax rate and top 1%’s share of pretax income
Dashed lines: top statutory income tax rate. Solid lines: top 1%’s share of pretax income (excluding capital gains). Both measures are rescaled to vary from 0 (“min”) to 1 (“max”). Data sources: OECD; World Wealth and Income Database.