The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, signed into law Dec. 17, 2010, keeps in place six income tax brackets. For the 2011 tax year, tax returns will be due April 17, 2012 (the 15th is on a Sunday and the next Monday is a federal holiday). The income tax rates and the earnings to which they apply are shown in the table below.

2011 tax rates
Tax rate
Single filers Married filing jointly or qualifying widow/widower Married filing separately Head of household
10% Up to $8,500 Up to $17,000 Up to $8,500 Up to $12,150
15% $8,501 – $34,500 $17,001 – $69,000 $8,501- $34,500 $12,151 – $46,250
25% $34,501 – $83,600 $69,001 – $139,350 $34,501 – $69,675 $46,251 – $119,400
28% $83,601 – $174,400 $139,351 – $212,300 $69,676 – $106,150 $119,401 – $193,350
33% $174,401 – $379,150 $212,301 – $379,150 $106,151 – $189,575 $193,351 – $379,150
35% $379,151 or more $379,151 or more $189,576 or more $379,151 or more

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