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What Is The Difference Between Progressive And Regressive Taxes?

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Progressive tax it is when all tax payers pay the same amount of tax and regressive tax is when the poor people pay more tax than rich people
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Benefit taxes are a declining fraction of government revenues. Today, advanced countries rely heavily on progressive income taxes. With progressive taxes, a family with $50,000 of income is taxed more than one with $20,000 of income. Not only does the higher income family pay a larger income tax, but also it in fact pays a higher fraction of its income.
This progressive tax is in contrast to strictly proportional tax, in which all taxpayers pay exactly the same proportion of income. A regressive tax takes a larger fraction of income in taxes from poor families than it does from rich families.
A tax is called proportional, progressive, or regressive depending on whether it takes from high-income people the same fraction of income, a larger fraction of income, or a smaller fraction of income than it takes from lower income people.
There are also different types of taxes. Some examples of those taxes are: A personal income tax that is graduated to take more and more out of each dollar of income is progressive. A cigarette tax is regressive tax because spending on cigarettes takes a larger fraction of income from low-income groups.

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