How Many Tax-Filers Paid No Federal Income Tax?

The IRS has released some preliminary tax year numbers. These show, among other things, the number and percentage of “lucky duckies” who file tax returns showing that they owed no federal income tax all year:

Tax YearNumber of Zero-Tax FilersZero-Tax Filers as a Percent of All Filers
42,500,00032.6%
43,800,00032.6%
45,700,00033.0%
46,600,00032.6%
51,600,00036.3%
58,600,00041.7%
58,400,00040.9%
53,700,00036.9%
51,800,00035.7%
52,884,01835.8%
52,074,35335.0%
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