What is a Marginal Tax Rate? - Definition & History


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What was the first personal income tax in the United States?

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1. In 2013, what was the highest marginal tax rate in the United States?

2. Which of the following BEST defines a marginal tax rate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be assessed on topics like the history, examples, and definition of marginal tax rates with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, you will be examined on the following:

  • The first personal income tax in the U.S.
  • The highest current marginal tax rate in the U.S.
  • The definition of a marginal tax rate
  • Your ability to solve for marginal tax rate
  • The origin of marginal tax rates

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding your own taxes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on marginal tax rates
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about taxation in a different light

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about marginal tax rates, take a look at the related lesson by the title of What is a Marginal Tax Rate? - Definition & History. The lesson will cover things such as:

  • Calculating tax liabilities using marginal tax rates
  • The reason we have marginal tax rates
  • The United States tax code