2015 Tax Brackets and Other Federal Taxation Updates

Given the low inflation environment over the last year, the 2015 IRS Tax Brackets, standard deductions and personal exemptions have only seen a moderate increase over 2014 levels. Federal income tax brackets and related tax items, under the tax code, provide for mandatory annual adjustments based on …

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2014 vs 2013 AMT Exemption and Thresholds

Following enactment of the American Tax Relief Act (ATRA) in 2012, the AMT patch legislation that Congress had to pass every year to ensure more people were not snagged by the Alternative Minimum tax (AMT), is now no longer required. Instead the AMT exemption and …

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2014 Earned Income Tax credit (EITC)

[2014 EIC Update] The IRS has released 2014 Earned Income Tax credit (EITC) details which are shown in the table below. There have been some minor increases to the EITC amount and qualifying limits following inflation adjustments. How to read the table above. The “earned income amount” (line …

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What are Current 401k and IRA Contribution and Income Limits

See this updated article for the latest 401(k) and IRA Contribution, Eligibility, Income and Tax Deduction Limits The IRS has released updated 2014 limits for defined contribution (or pension) plans such as 401(k) and IRAs. This was delayed from the usual mid-October release due to the …

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Will there be a SSI COLA increase?

See the latest COLA changes in this article – https://www.savingtoinvest.com/social-security-tax-and-cost-of-living-adjustment-cola [Updated with 2015 Forecast – 90% accurate] What will the 2015 SSI COLA increase be? That’s the question 60 million social security recipients (mainly federal and military retirees) will be asking later this year when …

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