Definitions for "Effective tax rate"
The tax rate paid by a taxpayer. This is computed by dividing taxes paid for a given year by taxable income for that year.
Actual income tax paid divided by net taxable income before taxes, expressed as a percentage. see also tax bracket.
Tax divided by taxable income equals the tax effective rate. Tax is $30,000, taxable income is $120,000, and effective tax rate is 25%.