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According to the Census Bureau, 49% of Americans in the second quarter of 2011 lived in a household where at least one member received a government benefit.

Posted on: September 19, 2012

Roughly half of U.S. households that pay no federal income tax are exempted because of basic provisions such as limitations on tax for low-income earners, according to a 2011 study by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. The other half benefit from targeted breaks (known to tax geeks as “tax expenditures”), such as assistance for the working poor and for children in moderate-income families. Seniors also benefit from some of these targeted breaks.

Source: WSJ

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