1988,1991,1992,1994,1995,1998-2001,2005....are safe years
If you filed in any other year between 1980-2010, you owe more than you paid.
Your share of the national debt is equivalent to what tax rates would have needed to be adjusted to , to bring revenue=cost that given year.
if you were at the 17% bracket and another was at a 23% bracket, then a 10% increase to tax rates that year would bring you up to a 18.7% and the other to 25.3%...of your Income for that year.
A bit of research would have to be done on filings to see how much %tax rate increase would be necessary each individual year, but all is available in the IRS database and not much effort.
The idea behind this is that those responsible for the accrual of the debt should be held responsible for the debt.
Before you say it's wrong to back tax people, do you think it's right that they now get to push the burden down to others instead?
A lien is put onto your estate until the debt is repaid.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 2:30 pm