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IRS Releases 2013 Federal Tax Brackets, Inflation-Adjusted Items

IRS released a revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2013-15) on Friday that set forth inflation adjusted items for 2013 and other items whose values for the coming year are specified in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. IRS welcomed the addition of the new 39.6% income tax bracket, the beginning income levels for the limitation on certain itemized deductions and the beginning income levels for the phaseout of personal exemptions.

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The estate, gift and GST exemptions were set for inflation at $5,250,000. The new federal tax brackets look very similar to last year other than the addition of a new tax bracket of the highest income earners.

Marginal Tax Rate Single Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) Married Filing Separately
39.6% $400,001 and more $450,0001 and more$225,001 and more
35% $398,351-$400,000 $398,351-$450,000$199,176-$225,000
33% $183,251-$398,350 $223,051-$398,350$111,526-$199,175
28% $87,851-$183,250 $146,401-$223,050$73,201-$111,525
25% $36,251-$87,850 $72,501-$146,400$36,251-$73,200
15% $8,926-$36,250 $17,851-$72,500$8,926-$36,250
10% $0-$8,925 0-$17,850$0-$8,925

-Compiled by The Slott Report staff


All taxes have a purpose all 2013 tax bracketsgo to some government funded program or project of some sort. It does not matter if we see the projects or not the money is going there. When you drive to work the same way you do every day and you don't hit that pothole you swear at two or three times a week did you notice it was filled in.

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