America's Top Taxpayers
America’s top 400 taxpayers are raking it in. the average income of the top 400 U-S taxpayers jumped to nearly $336 million in 2012. That’s according to the latest data from the I-R-S. The top 400 is not necessarily the same group of people every single year. The group had a much better payday in 2012, than in 2010, when their average adjusted gross income was about $265 million. In 2011 it was even lower: about $220 million on average. They paid an average of just over $56 million in taxes in 2012. Even though they paid more to Uncle Sam in dollar terms than in the prior 2 years—it wasn’t as big a chunk of their income.