U.S. Tax Rates, 1916-2010

From Visualizing Economics, we see this spectacular depiction of the top Marginal Tax Rates in the U.S., from 1916-2010, for Personal Income, Corporate, and Capital Gains tax rates:

Think Middle-Class Taxes Are High?

You’re right. The middle-class has been picking up more of the tab for federal spending since the late 1980’s, and the rich have been paying progressively less. Above-average burdens, for instance, appear thick and red and below-average thin and blue.

CPA Optimism Rises Sharply

Upbeat assessment follows a modest outlook last quarter. via AICPA CPAs expressed their highest level of optimism on the U.S. economy since the third quarter of 2007, according to the latest AICPA/UNC Quarterly Economic Outlook Survey. In addition, there was … Continued

Big Four Revenues Bounce Back

Up 1.4% in 2010 after 7% drop in 2009. Deloitte takes top spot from PWC. via “The 2010 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis” by Big4.com After an extraordinary period of continuous revenue growth from the early 2000s to 2008, combined … Continued