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Table 1 Example of 'linear' income tax with a threshold – everybody pays the same percentage (here 25 %) of the income exceeding tax-exempted amount ('threshold', here 10.000)

From: From conformons to human brains: an informal overview of nonlinear dynamics and its applications in biomedicine

  Without threshold With threshold 10 000
Income Tax to be paid % of income Tax to be paid % of income
5 000 1 250 25 0 0
10 000 2 500 25 0 0
15 000 3 750 25 1 250 8.33
20 000 5 000 25 2 500 12.50
50 000 12 500 25 10 000 20.00