2020 Income Tax Rates Released by the IRS

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For the early planners, the IRS announced updated 2020 income tax rates this week. There are 6 federal income tax brackets for 2020 – 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37%.

The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly will rise from $24,400 to $24,800 for tax year 2020. Single taxpayers and married individuals filing separately will a rise in the standard deduction rises from $12,200 to $12,400 in 2020. And, for heads of households, the standard deduction will climb from $18,350 to $18,650 for the 2020 tax year.

For tax year 2020, the top tax marginal tax rate remains 37% for individual single taxpayers with incomes greater than $518,400 ($622,050 for married couples filing jointly). The other rates are:

  • 35%, for incomes over $207,350 ($414,700 for married couples filing jointly);
  • 32% for incomes over $163,300 ($326,600 for married couples filing jointly);
  • 24% for incomes over $85,525 ($171,050 for married couples filing jointly);
  • 22% for incomes over $40,125 ($80,250 for married couples filing jointly);
  • 12% for incomes over $9,875 ($19,750 for married couples filing jointly).

You can read more at the IRS 2020 tax rates on their website.

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