Middle income earners carry bulk of tax increase burden - ESRI

The bulk of the burden of increases in taxation was carried by middle income earners who remained in employment during the economic crisis, according to new research from the ESRI.

28th July, 2014

The bulk of the burden of increases in taxation was carried by middle income earners who remained in employment during the economic crisis, according to new research from the ESRI.

That was despite increases in tax rates on high incomes due to “the heavy attrition among the cohort of high earners and the major reduction in the numbers employed throughout the economy,” according to the research note by the ESRI’s John FItzgerald, entitled “The Distribution...

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