Hello, I heard something earlier stating Romney's father paid 37% of his income in taxes in 1960 something. A little bit of google and a little bit of the search feature on here really did not help me confirm this. A few years ago I figured this out for myself, do not remember the numbers though. Guess I will do so again in a few weeks. Does anyone have numbers on the average percentage of income actually paid by Americans of different income levels in taxes? Not the rate, but what was actually paid. My rate is higher than I actually pay thanks to the mortgage interest and other deductions. Any info on 2010 vs 2000 vs 1980 vs 1960 and all that? Thanks for your time.