Discussion about 2019 Tax Changes

2019 Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by Congress over a year ago and signed into law by Trump, is one of the most significant tax changing laws that has been passed in quite a long time.

With that being said, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is going to affect you and your taxes (naturally).

Take a look at the brackets below to see what’s going to change:

Former Marginal Tax Rates (2017 and Prior Years)New Marginal Tax Rates (2018-2025 Tax Years)
10%10%
15%12%
25%22%
28%24%
33%32%
35%35%
39.6%37%

Data source: IRS.

Marginal Tax RateSingleMarried Filing JointlyHead of HouseholdMarried Filing Separately
10%$0-$9,525$0-$19,050$0-$13,600$0-$9,525
12%$9,526-$38,700$19,051-$77,400$13,601-$51,800$9,526-$38,700
22%$38,701-$82,500$77,401-$165,000$51,801-$82,500$38,701-$82,500
24%$82,501-$157,500$165,001-$315,000$82,501-$157,500$82,501-$157,500
32%$157,501-$200,000$315,001-$400,000$157,501-$200,000$157,501-$200,000
35%$200,001-$500,000$400,001-$600,000$200,001-$500,000$200,001-$300,000
37%Over $500,000Over $600,000Over $500,000Over $300,000

 

Data Source: IRS.

 

Marginal Tax RateSingleMarried Filing JointlyHead of HouseholdMarried Filing Separately
10%$0-$9,700$0-$19,400$0-$13,850$0-$9,700
12%$9,701-$39,475$19,401-$78,950$13,851-$52,850$9,701-$39,475
22%$39,476-$84,200$78,951-$168,400$52,851-$84,200$39,476-$84,200
24%$84,201-$160,725$168,401-$321,450$84,201-$160,700$84,201-$160,725
32%$160,726-$204,100$321,451-$408,200$160,701-$204,100$160,726-$204,100
35%$204,101-$510,300$408,201-$612,350$204,101-$510,300$204,101-$306,175
37%Over $510,300Over $612,350Over $510,300Over $306,175

 

Data Source: IRS.

 

The Personal Exemption Is Gone

The standard deduction has roughly doubled since this law took effect, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you going to get double the tax break.

While the standard deduction has increased, the personal exemption has been gotten rid of.

According to MotelyFool.com:

“In plain English, a personal exemption is a certain amount of income Americans can exclude from their taxable income each year. In prior tax years, Americans could claim one personal exemption for themselves, their spouse, and one for each dependent.”

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