Distribution of income from work by sex and age 1990 - 2019
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Income - tax returns is statistics based on individuals tax returns. Everyone is tax reliable from the age of 16 in Iceland.
Population - the outcome is based on taxpayers who are taxable in Iceland excluding the following:
Taxpayers who have their tax returns hand calculated.
Taxpayers who have their tax returns estimated on relevant income year and the year before.
Taxpayers who died on the income year or those who lived partially in Iceland on the income year, have tax liability in Iceland but study abroad and those have income in Iceland but do not live there. Tax returns are also excluded if there has been a change in marital status of the taxpayer or other changes in status which calls for special treatment in their tax returns. An individual who has lived abroad for more than 30 days is concidered living abroad.
Income from work is wage income and other work related income such as car benefits, daily allowance and other benefits, calculated remuneration and income from abroad (other than capital income).
Distribution of income is published both for total income and income from work. Tax payers are ranked according to income in 10 equally large groups, from those who have the lowest income to the highest one. Deciles show the rate of tax payers who have lower or equal income than the given amount. Along with deciles there are also shown 95% and 99% percentiles. When referring to distribution of income, only those who have income from the relevant source, are included, others have been excluded.
Mean - conditional
Mean for tax payers with some income from work
Numer - conditional
Total number of tax payers with some income from work