Unintended Consequences

Nancy Pelosi’s Cracked Solution to Our $600 Billion Tax Gap: More Low Income Audits

The upper class owes 90.8% of unpaid income taxes, but monitoring bank accounts actually targets working-class America.

Pie chart showing the estimated percentage of unpaid taxes by income percentile. The poor pay what they owe. The wealthy don’t.
Author provided image. Data source: “The Case for a Robust Attack on the Tax Gap,” US Department of the Treasury, accessed October 18, 2021

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Kristle Chester

Kristle Chester

Freelancer. Data geek. Gardener. Baker. Spaniel lover. Georgian. MA International Commerce and Policy.