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Recession Pushes Current Tax Receipts Below Historical Average


The overall tax burden on Americans is measured as a share of gross domestic product (GDP). Since World War II, tax receipts have averaged around 18 percent of GDP. Due mainly to the recession, tax receipts have fallen slightly but are expected to surpass historical levels soon.

Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Budget Book

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