Chart: Nearly Half of All Americans Don’t Pay Income Taxes. This article left me hanging. I wanted more information. Nearly 50% of Americans don’t pay income taxes! I have been paying into the government coffers since I was, hmmm, maybe 18. I am now 62 years old. I want to know who doesn’t pay income tax. Illegal aliens? sure. People on welfare? maybe, I’m not sure. If so, they are getting twice the benefits I am…free handouts and no taxes. Who else? I don’t know, but I want to know. I don’t even know how to find out. This just made me wanting to know more and a little hot at another example of unfairness for the working class of this country. Where is that infamous change we were supposed to get?