2012 Tax Brackets

The table below shows how the tax rates have changed for the 2012 tax year. Single filers have seen an increase of the tax free allowance from $8,500 in 2011 to $8,700 in 2012. The top tax rate has also increased by just over $9,000 from $379,151 in 2011 to over $388,351 in 2012.

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Tax rate Single filers Married filing
jointly or qualifying
widow/widower
Married filing
separately
Head of
household
10% Up to $8,700 Up to $17,400 Up to $8,700 Up to $12,400
15% $8,701 – $35,550 $17,401 – $70,700 $8,701 – $35,350 $12,401 – $47,350
25% $35,351 – $85,650 $70,701 – $142,700 $35,351 – $71,350 $47,351 – $122,300
28% $85,651 – $178,650 $142,701 – $217,450 $71,351 – $108,725 $122,301 – $198,050
33% $178,651 – $388,350 $217,451 – $388,350 $108,726 – $194,175 $198,051 – $388,350
35% $388,351 or more $388,351 or more $194,175 or more $388,351 or more