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2009 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Find out your 2009 federal income tax bracket with user friendly IRS tax tables for married individuals filing joint returns, heads of households, unmarried individuals, married individuals filing separate returns, and estates and trusts.1

 

Married Individuals Filing Joint Returns, & Surviving Spouses

 

Taxable Income

2009 Tax

Not over $16,700

10% of the taxable income

Over $16,700 but not over $67,900

 

$1,670 + 15% of the excess over $16,700

Over $67,900 but not over $137,050

$9,350 + 25% of the excess over $67,900

Over $137,050 but not over $208,850

$26,637.50 + 28% of the excess over $137,050

Over $208,850 but not over $372,950

$46,741.50 + 33% of the excess over $208,850

Over $372,950

$100,894.50 + 35% of the excess over $372,950

 

Heads of Households

 

Taxable Income

2009 Tax

Not over $11,950

10% of the taxable income

Over $11,950 but not over $45,500

$1,195 + 15% of the excess over $11,950

Over $45,500 but not over $117,450

$6,227.50 + 25% of the excess over $45,500

Over $117,450 but not over $190,200

$24,215 + 28% of the excess over $117,450

Over $190,200 but not over $372,950

$44,585 + 33% of the excess over $190,200

Over $372,950

$104,892.50 + 35% of the excess over $372,950

 

Unmarried Individuals (other than surviving spouses and heads of households)

 

Taxable Income

2009 Tax

Not over $8,350

10% of the taxable income

Over $8,350 but not over $33,950

$835 + 15% of the excess over $8,350

Over $33,950 but not over $82,250

$4,675 + 25% of the excess over $33,950

Over $82,250 but not over $171, 550

$16,750 + 28% of the excess over $82,250

Over $171, 550 but not over $372,950

$41,754 + 33% of the excess over $171,550

Over $372,950

$108,216 + 35% of the excess over $372,950

 

Married Individuals Filing Separate Returns

 

Taxable Income

2009 Tax

Not over $8,350

10% of the taxable income

Over $8,350 but not over $33,950

$835 + 15% of the excess over $8,350

Over $33,950 but not over $68,525

$4,675 + 25% of the excess over $33,950

Over $68,525 but not over $104,425

$13,318.75 + 28% of the excess over $68,525

Over $104,425 but not over $186,475

$23,370.75 + 33% of the excess over $104,425

Over $186,475

$50,447.25 + 35% of the excess over $186,475

 

Estates & Trusts

 

Taxable Income

2009 Tax

Not over $2,300

15% of the taxable income

Over $2,300 but not over $5,350

$345 + 25% of the excess over $2,300

Over $5,350 but not over $8,200

$1,107.50 + 28% of the excess over $5,350

Over $8,200 but not over $11,150

$1,905.50 + 33% of the excess over $8,200

Over $11,150

$2,879 + 35% of the excess over $11,150

 

Planning Tip

 

When looking at your federal income tax bracket, pay attention first to your last bracket. Why? That’s where you start to pocket cash when you find a new or additional tax deduction.

 

Example. You are married. You and your spouse have taxable income of $120,000. That puts the two of you in the 25 percent federal income tax bracket. If you can find $10,000 in new deductions, you pocket $2,500.

 

To find more practical tax strategies, we suggest that you read the monthly articles published online at the Bradford Tax Institute. We provide cutting-edge tax information for the self-employed, the one owner business, and the husband and wife owned business.

 

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1    Rev. Proc. 2008-66.