2023 Tax Bracket Updates

Tax brackets, deductions, and credit will all be impacted by the 2023 inflation adjustments.



Among the most important provisions:


▪️ The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly for tax year 2023 is increasing to $27,700 up $1,800 the prior year. For single taxpayers and married individuals filing separately, the standard deduction rises to $13,850 for 2023, up $900. For heads of households, the standard deduction will be $20,800 for tax year 2023, up $1,400 from the amount for tax year 2022. According to Forbes, standard deductions—used instead of itemized deductions—are claimed by more than 85% of taxpayers.


▪️ For 2023, the top tax rate remains 37% for individual single taxpayers with incomes greater than $578,125 ($693,750 for married couples filing jointly).


▪️ 35% for incomes over $231,250 ($462,500 for married couples filing jointly)


▪️ 32% for incomes over $182,100 ($364,200 for married couples filing jointly)


▪️ 24% for incomes over $95,375 ($190,750 for married couples filing jointly)


▪️ 22% for incomes over $44,725 ($89,450 for married couples filing jointly)


▪️ 12% for incomes over $11,000 ($22,000 for married couples filing jointly)


▪️ The lowest rate is 10% for incomes of single individuals with incomes of $11,000 or less ($22,000 for married couples filing jointly)


▪️ The Alternative Minimum Tax exemption amount for tax year 2023 is $81,300 and begins to phase out at $578,150 ($126,500 for married couples filing jointly for whom the exemption begins to phase out at $1,156,300). The 2022 exemption amount was $75,900 and began to phase out at $539,900 ($118,100 for married couples filing jointly for whom the exemption began to phase out at $1,079,800).


▪️ The tax year 2023 maximum Earned Income Tax Credit amount is $7,430 for qualifying taxpayers who have three or more qualifying children, up from $6,935 for tax year 2022.


▪️ For tax year 2023, the monthly limitation for the qualified transportation fringe benefit and the monthly limitation for qualified parking increases to $300, up $20 from the limit for 2022.


▪️ For the taxable years beginning in 2023, the dollar limitation for employee salary reductions for contributions to health flexible spending arrangements increases to $3,050. For cafeteria plans that permit the carryover of unused amounts, the maximum carryover amount is $610, an increase of $40 from taxable years beginning in 2022.


The entire list of adjustments can be viewed on the IRS website.


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