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Determining the Taxation Procedure

How do you calculate a marginal tax rate if all you get are these stats? Could you please show your work so I can do this on my own if it's on a test? Thanks!

Suppose taxes are related to income level as follows:


$1,000 / $200
$2,000 / $350
$3,000 / $450

Is the tax rate progressive, proportional or regressive?
What is the marginal tax rate on the first $1,000 of income? The second? The third?

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The marginal tax rate is the tax that you pay on each additional dollar you earn. With the data you have here this is the way to interpret it:

First $1000 that you earn will require you to pay a tax of $200.
The next $1000 ...

Solution Summary

Determine whether a given tax system is proportional, progressive, or regressive.