Question of the Day
On average, how much does every household in the U.S. pay per year in extra federal taxes to subsidize tax evasion by other households?
A 2016 IRS study found that from 2008 to 2010, the difference between what was legally due in federal taxes and what was actually paid amounted to an average annual "tax gap" of $406 billion. Adjusted for inflation, this is $4,017 for every household in the United States. Per the IRS's Taxpayer Advocate, this represents an effective tax on most taxpayers "to subsidize noncompliance by others."