Tool | January 2015
How Your Income Stacks Up
Based on IRS data from 2012 tax returns
Are you in the top 25% of all earners? The top 10%? Plus, find out what portion of the tax burden you bear according to your income status.
Using data released by the IRS, Kiplinger has built a tool to show your income status compared to your fellow Americans. The income breakdowns are based on adjusted gross income (AGI) reported on 2012 tax returns — the latest statistics available. (Read the related article: Where Do You Rank as a Taxpayer?)
Simply enter your AGI from your most recent tax return. You'll find it on line 37 if you used the Form 1040, line 21 on Form 1040A or line 4 on the 1040-EZ. Or enter your annual salary (the IRS categories are broad enough that your result will likely be the same).