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  • Interesting data on capital gains as percentage of federal income taxes collected

    Unsurprisingly, the ratio has been going up.

    For 2001 and 2002, it went down - no doubt due to tech bubble bursting losses offsetting.

    The question is - where is it now?

    It would not surprise me if we were in the 15%+ range now.

    Which, if true, would make the ongoing capital gains reductions an ever bigger farce.

    Note: other data shows the peak in 2000 was 12.8%

    http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=3856&type=0

    Table 1.
    Capital Gains and Capital Gains Taxes, 1976 Through 2000

    Realizations
    (Calendar Year)

    Tax Liabilities
    (Calendar Year)

    Receipts
    (Fiscal Year)

    Year Billions of
    Dollars
    Percentage
    Change
    Billions of
    Dollars
    Percentage
    Change
    Billions of
    Dollars
    Percentage
    Change
    Percentage
    of Income
    Taxes

    1976 39 28 7 46 5 25 4
    1977 45 15 8 24 7 34 5
    1978 51 11 9 11 9 17 5
    1979 73 45 12 29 10 19 5
    1980 74 1 12 6 12 17 5
    1981 81 9 13 3 13 5 4
    1982 90 11 13 0 13 2 4
    1983 123 36 19 45 16 20 5
    1984 141 14 21 15 20 29 7
    1985 172 22 26 23 24 19 7
    1986 328 91 53 100 38 62 11
    1987 148 -55 34 -36 44 15 11
    1988 163 10 39 15 36 -19 9
    1989 154 -5 35 -9 37 3 8
    1990 124 -20 28 -21 32 -14 7
    1991 112 -10 25 -11 27 -17 6
    1992 127 14 29 16 27 1 6
    1993 152 20 36 25 32 20 6
    1994 153 0 36 0 36 12 7
    1995 180 18 44 22 40 10 7
    1996 261 45 66 50 54 36 8
    1997 365 40 79 19 72 33 10
    1998 455 25 89 12 84 16 10
    1999 553 21 112 26 99 19 11
    2000 644 17 131 17 121 21 12

    Sources: Congressional Budget Office; Department of the Treasury.
    Note: Data for 2000 are preliminary.

  • #2
    Re: Interesting data on capital gains as percentage of federal income taxes collected

    Quite interesting, thanks for the data !

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      Re: Interesting data on capital gains as percentage of federal income taxes collected

      As I continually discover, I am joe six pack.

      I will not be paying capital gains taxes for many years to come. I lost so much in 2008, I'd have to be an investing genius for the next several years in order to get back to even. No more taxes from me. I am sure I am not alone.

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        Re: Interesting data on capital gains as percentage of federal income taxes collected

        We've tracked personal tax receipts on assets over the years to measure the importance of asset inflation to producing tax receipts to keep the government running. The rise and fall correlates to asset bubbles, of course. Here's the update.



        Ed.

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          Re: Interesting data on capital gains as percentage of federal income taxes collected

          Originally posted by FRED
          We've tracked personal tax receipts on assets over the years to measure the importance of asset inflation to producing tax receipts to keep the government running. The rise and fall correlates to asset bubbles, of course. Here's the update.
          Interesting data - presumably this correlates directly to taxes on capital gains?

          If so, it implies that capital gains taxes must have exceeded the previous 12.5% peak in 2000 by a significant margin.

          GDP in 2007 was something like 30% higher - the 300% greater capital gains thus implies a 25% to 30% share.

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