Average Tax Rate

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Definition: Average Tax Rate


Average Tax Rate


Full Definition of Average Tax Rate


The total amount of taxes paid by an individual or business divided by taxable income. This rate will vary based on the amount of income received during the taxable period. For example, if Steve paid $3,000 in taxes on income of $25,000, his average tax rate would be 12%. Formula: Paid taxes/taxable income = average tax rate.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Average Tax Rate are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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