#1**0 **

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Let x be the amount of income Joe would have to make for the 17% flat tax to equal the amount he pays in 2013.

17% of x = the amount he pays in 2013

the amount he pays in 2013 = 44,603.25 + 33% of (300,000 - 183,250)

the amount he pays in 2013 = 44,603.25 + 0.33 * (300,000 - 183,250)

the amount he pays in 2013 = 83,130.75

17% of x = 83,130.75

0.17x = 83,130.75

x = 83,130.75 / 0.17

x ≈ 489004.41

hectictar
Apr 9, 2018

#2**0 **

First, figure out how much tax would Joe pay using the "tax rates" in your table:

$44,603.25 + ($300,000 - 183,250) x 33% =

$44,603.25 + ($116,750 x 0.33) =

$44,603.25 + $38,527.50

=$83,130.75 - this is the income tax that Joe would pay using your table of tax rates.

**$83,130.75 / 0.17 =$489,004.41 - this is the income that Joe would have to make for a flat rate of 17%.**

Guest Apr 9, 2018