The top 40 percent of households by before-tax income actually paid 106.2 percent of the nation’s net income taxes in 2010, according to a new study by the Congressional Budget Office.
At the same time, households in the bottom 40 percent took in an average of $18,950 in what the CBO called “government transfers” in 2010.
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Won't let me cut 'n paste, so briefly: The top 40% of households in before-tax income pay 106.2% of the taxes. This comes as result of the fact that the lowest 40% of households in before-tax income get refund+ on the taxes paid for a net negative taxes paid.
This is from CBO figures for 2010. The article explains how the CBO arrives at these numbers.
EDIT: So it did cut 'n paste after all. I've edited out the duplicate.