Here are the new IRS tax rates and income brackets for 2019

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Thanks to the return of modest inflation, the Internal Revenue Service has tweaked the tax rates and income brackets for 2019.

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See the new tax rates and income brackets for tax year 2019

Each year, the IRS looks at inflation and adjusts more than 40 different tax provisions to prevent what’s called “bracket creep.”

The Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy think tank, defines that term as “when people are pushed into higher income tax brackets or have reduced value from credits and deductions due to inflation, instead of any increase in real income.”

So with that in mind, here are the new IRS numbers for tax year 2019:

Tax rate Single filers, taxable income over Married filing jointly, taxable income over Head of household, taxable income over
10% $0 $0 $0
12% $9,700 $19,400 $13,850
22% $39,475 $78,950 $52,850
24% $84,200 $168,400 $84,200
32% $160,725 $321,450 $160,700
35% $204,100 $408,200 $204,100
37% $510,300 $612,350 $510,300

Remember that these income limits will affect the taxes you file in 2020, not the taxes you files in early 2019.

Also of note: An increase in the standard deduction for 2019 means that number will rise to $12,200 for single filers and $24,400 for joint filers — up year-over-year by $200 and $400, respectively.

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