If the rich pay "virtually nothing" in taxes, as liberals continue to claim, how is it that they pay the majority of federal personal income taxes? According to federal income tax data, the top 1% pay about 45% of all federal income taxes. The top 10% pay at least 60% of all federal income taxes. And the top 20% pay over 80% of all federal income taxes. Top 1% pay nearly half of federal income taxes Top 10 Percent of Earners Paid 68 Percent of Federal Income Taxes Top 20% of Earners Pay 84% of Income Tax STEPHEN MOORE: Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? Do the rich pay lower taxes than the middle class? The Rich Pay More than Their Fair Share of Taxes | Economics21 What's more, the top 1% pay around 24% of all federal taxes (income taxes, corporate taxes, tariffs, etc.). The top 10% pay over 50% of all federal taxes. 1 Percenters Pay 24 Percent and Top 10 Percent Pay 53.3 Percent of All Federal Taxes And this is on top of the huge amount of county and state taxes that the rich pay, especially rich people who own businesses. I have two relatives who own businesses, and I can't believe how much they get soaked in county and state taxes, especially property taxes. Liberals who go around peddling the kool-aid myth that "the rich pay virtually no taxes" or that "the average rich person pays less than a middle-income earner" obviously don't know any rich people and/or any business owners and are basing these silly claims on grossly misleading "studies" churned out by liberal think tanks and economists.