Aaron Krupkin
Senior Research Analyst at the Brookings Institution and the Tax Policy Center.

How Big is the Problem of Tax Evasion?

April 3, 2019

The Issue:

Tax evasion – the act of not paying taxes that are owed – is illegal and is an underappreciated problem in the United States. About one out of every six dollars owed in federal taxes is not paid. The amount of unpaid taxes every year is plausibly about three-quarters the size of the entire annual

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