You may want to sit down for this one: Americans aren’t happy with the U.S. tax system (though 12% of them think it’s actually the best one in the world).
More than six in 10 Americans say the way the country levies taxes is less than perfect, according to a survey from Rasmussen Reports. More than a quarter aren't sure how they feel.
Nearly half think that the average American currently pays out at least 30% of their income in taxes, when most believe the ceiling should be more like 20%.
And as of last Sunday, when Japan reduced its statutory corporate tax rate to 38.01%, the U.S. has the highest rate in the world at 39.2%. Many companies, however, regularly take advantage of tax breaks and end up paying far less.
But that hasn’t quelled debate over a cut in the corporate tax rate, which
In the Rasmussen report, roughly half of respondents (though more
Same thing for those who say that Americans earning half as much shell out less than half as much in taxes (more Republicans in this camp).
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 people for its survey. With less than two weeks to go before the April 17 deadline this year, more than a third of taxpayers (who are more likely to be men, singles or older people) have yet to file their taxes. Of those, 13% said they plan to get an extension.