2019 tax brackets

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Federal tax brackets: 2019 tax brackets (for taxes due July 15, 2020)
Tax rate Single Head of household
10% Up to $9,700 Up to $13,850
12% $9,701 to $39,475 $13,851 to $52,850
22% $39,476 to $84,200 $52,851 to $84,200
24% $84,201 to $160,275 $84,201 to $160,700
32% $160,276 to $204,100 $160,701 to $204,100
35% $204,101 to $510,300 $204,101 to $510,300
37% $510,301 or more $510,301 or more
Tax rate Married filing jointly or qualifying widow Married filing separately
10% Up to $19,400 Up to $9,700
12% $19,401 to $78,950 $9,701 to $39,475
22% $78,951 to $168,400 $39,476 to $84,200
24% $168,401 to $321,450 $84,201 to $160,725
32% $321,451 to $408,200 $160,726 to $204,100
35% $408,201 to $612,350 $204,101 to $306,175
37% $612,351 or more $306,176 or more

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Taxpayers fall into one of seven brackets, depending on their taxable income: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% or 37%. Because the U.S. tax system is a progressive one, as income rises, increasingly higher taxes are imposed. But those in the highest bracket don’t pay the highest rate on all their income. For example, in 2019, single individuals pay 37% only on income above $510,300 (above $612,350 for married filing jointly); the lower tax rates are levied at the income brackets below that amount, as shown in the table above.

The table displays tax brackets according to filing status: single, married filing jointly or qualifying widower, head of household and married filing separately. The IRS makes inflation adjustments each year.