The Upsetting Percentage: What’s Your 2011 IRS Tax Bracket?

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Find out what rate applies to your taxable income and get prepared for Uncle Sam’s tax visit.

Your income is taxed progressively which means the rate increases along with your taxable income. Do not forget to check all of the possibilities for applying adjustments and deductions in order to decrease your taxable income. In most cases, taxable income is lower than your total income.

Find out your tax bracket in the tables below.

You’re Single
Your taxable income exceeds But is lower than Your tax is:
$0 $8,375 10%
$8,375 $34,000 $837.50 + 15% of the amount exceeding $8,375
$34,000 $82,400 $4,681.25 + 25% of the amount exceeding $34,000
$82,400 $171,850 $16,781.25 + 28% of the amount exceeding $82,400
$171,850 $373,650 $41,827.25 + 33% of the amount exceeding $171,850
$373,650 no limit $108,421.25 + 35% of the amount exceeding $373,650

You’re Married Filing Jointly (or Qualifying Widow / Widower)
Your taxable income exceeds But is lower than Your tax is:
$0 $16,750 10%
$16,750 $68,000 $1,675 + 15% of the amount exceeding $16,750
$68,000 $137,300 $9,362.50 + 25% of the amount exceeding $68,000
$137,300 $209,250 $16,781.25 + 28% of the amount exceeding $82,400
$171,850 $373,650 $46,833.50 + 33% of the amount exceeding $209,250
$373,650 no limit $101,085.50 + 35% of the amount exceeding $373,650

You’re Married Filing Separately

Your taxable income exceeds But is lower than Your tax is:
$0 $8,375 10%
$8,375 $34,000 $837.50 + 15% of the amount exceeding $8,375
$34,000 $68,650 $4,681.25 + 25% of the amount exceeding $34,000
$68,650 $104,625 $13,343.75 + 28% of the amount exceeding $68,650
$104,625 $186,825 $23,416.75 + 33% of the amount exceeding $104,625
$186,825 no limit $50,542.75+ 35% of the amount exceeding $186,825

You’re a Head of Household
Your taxable income exceeds But is lower than Your tax is:
$0 $11,950 10%
$11,950 $45,550 $1,195 + 15% of the amount exceeding $11,950
$45,550 $117,650 $6,235 + 25% of the amount exceeding $45,550
$117,650 $190,550 $24,260 + 28% of the amount exceeding $117,650
$190,550 $373,650 $44,672 + 33% of the amount exceeding $190,550
$373,650 no limit $105,095 + 35% of the amount exceeding $373,650

Wondering how your specific tax situation applies to all this data? Check the IRS 2017 Tax Table in order to see any additional information and calculate your exact tax amount. The 2017 Tax Table is also helpful for finding out your savings from deductible expenses, like charity or mortgage interest.