2020 IRS Tax Changes

There are a few thoughts that make me unhappier than thinking about federal income taxes. So, I’ll jump in and say that the updated tax tables and changes are out for the upcoming tax season. Now to be clear, this is for 2020 taxes that will be due by 2021. Here’s the lay of the land: 

Single filers

  • 10 percent for incomes up to $9,875
  • 12 percent for incomes over $9,875
  • 22 percent for incomes over $40,125
  • 24 percent for incomes over $85,525
  • 32 percent for incomes over $163,300
  • 35 percent for incomes over $207,350
  • 37 percent for incomes over $518,400

Joint filers

  • 10 percent for incomes up to $19,750
  • 12 percent for incomes over $19,750
  • 22 percent for incomes over $80,250
  • 24 percent for incomes over $171,050
  • 32 percent for incomes over $326,600
  • 35 percent for incomes over $414,700
  • 37 percent for incomes over $622,050

Incidentally for those who aren’t aware, this is how and why the top 1% of earners account for 37% of all federal income taxes paid while the bottom 50% of earners account for only 5% of federal incomes taxes paid. The standard deduction is rising to $12,400, that's double for joint filers, meaning that the first $12,400 of one’s income isn’t subject to any federal income tax upon filing. Now back to cursing under my breath or something like that.

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