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A "tax bracket" is a category used to define your highest possible tax rate, based on your filing status and taxable income. In other words, your income determines the bracket you will be placed in, and the higher your income, the higher your tax rate (from 10% to 37%).
The only way to lower your tax bracket is to reduce your taxable income. However, there are many ways to lower your fees. Among these are tax credits, deductions, and exemptions, all of which are major players in the tax saving game.
A tax bracket refers to a range of incomes subject to a certain income tax rate. Tax brackets result in a progressive tax system, in which taxation progressively increases as an individual’s income grows (Investopedia)
The minimum tax bracket in the US is 10%. For single filers, it's $0 - $9,875. For married, filing jointly filers, it's $0 - $19,750.
Taxpayers in the highest bracket pay 37% of their ordindary income that is over $518,401 for single filers ($622,501 if married filing jointly).
You can enter your ordinary income into our tax bracket calculator and it will tell your tax rate.
There are seven total tax brackets - 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37%.
It's possible that a short-term capital gain—or at least part of it—might be taxed at a higher rate than your regular earnings. That's because it might cause part of your overall income to jump into a higher tax bracket. (Investopedia)
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