When the top tax rate really kicks in

When combining federal and state income tax rates, the U.S. top rate was far from the highest relative to other OECD countries in 2012. And it kicked in at a much higher level of income than most.



Sources: James Nunns, Tax Policy Center; OECD Interactive: Tal Yellin / CNNMoney
Footnotes: The top state or sub-central rate may apply at somewhat higher income levels than shown. Countries with an * impose a flat tax. Tax rates rounded.