Table 5 
Selected statistics for top 1% and bottom 50% tax filers 

Selected statistics for top 1% and bottom 50% tax filers
  2014 2015 2016
  dollarsdollarsdollars
Top 1% income group      
Total income threshold 232,900 238,000 226,200
Average total income 478,600 537,200 433,500
Average paid employment income 300,600 318,500 270,800
Average dividend income 67,700 103,800 55,100
Average income taxes 163,600 185,600 156,800
Bottom 50% income group      
Total income threshold 33,100 33,900 33,900
Average total income 16,900 16,430 16,500
  2014 2015 2016
  %%%
Top 1% income group      
Share of income taxes 20.5 22.2 19.9
Share of total income 10.3 11.2 9.3
Bottom 50% income group      
Share of total income 17.1 17.2 17.8
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