Who Pays Income Taxes? See Who Pays What The top 50% paid 97% of the taxes. Here is who do not pay taxes: Who Doesn't Pay Taxes The top 10% pay 70% of the taxes. Obama says he will get even more form them but he WON"T. Its already unfair, people in the higher brackets will hide their money or lie to avoid paying more. Tax evasion. Most people here at LPSG have no idea of how things are, no wonder you are so frustrated. Poor people don't pay taxes and many waste the benefits given to them.