Internal Revenue Service Releases New Tax Brackets For 2019 Tax Season

By  //  November 29, 2018

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(FOX NEWS) – The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the finalized tax brackets for the 2019 tax season, after adjusting rates to account for inflation.

The Trump administration passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017, which enacted a number of reforms to the U.S. tax code—including lowering income brackets for most individuals.

The IRS adjusts tax rates for inflation each year – and these changes will generally apply to tax returns filed in 2020 (the 2019 tax season). As previously reported by FOX Business, the agency’s new method for gauging inflation—a condition of the tax reform law — will actually raise tax payments, and government revenue, when compared with the measure previously used because things like the standard deduction will increase more slowly.

Here’s what rates look like for 2019:

0%: Individuals with incomes of $9,700 or less/Married couples with $19,400 or less

12%: Individuals with incomes over $9,700/Married couples with more than $19,400

22%: Individuals with incomes over $39,475/Married couples with more than $78,950

24%: Individuals with incomes over $84,200/Married couples with more than $168,400

32%: Individuals with incomes over $160,725/Married couples with more than $321,450

35%: Individuals with incomes over $204,100/Married couples with more than $408,200

37%: Individuals with incomes over $510,300/Married couples with more than $612,350

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