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Your 2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Updated: Nov 3

The federal income tax brackets are something that many people pay attention to every year. It's important to keep in mind the changes that are happening so you can plan accordingly for your taxes as this should be a frequent habit considering that tax brackets can change every single year. In addition there seems to be some misconceptions in regards to how you get taxed by these tax brackets that needs to be cleared up.


2021 Federal Income Tax Brackets


Before analyzing this year's federal income tax bracket, there has been confusion amongst the topic of how tax brackets work.


People with greater taxable incomes pay higher federal income tax rates in the United States, which has a progressive tax structure.


Being "in" a tax bracket does not imply that you pay that federal income tax rate on all of your earnings. People with greater taxable earnings pay higher federal income tax rates, while those with lower taxable incomes pay lower federal income tax rates under the progressive tax system.


The government determines how much tax you owe by splitting your taxable income into chunks — commonly known as tax brackets — and taxing each piece at the appropriate tax rate. The joy of this is that regardless of your tax bracket, you will not pay that tax rate on your whole income. (This is the notion behind the effective tax rate.)


2021 Federal Income Tax Bracket For Single Filers
2021 Federal Income Tax Bracket For Single Filers (Credit: NerdWallet.com)

Bottom Line


At the end of the day, taxpayers who take interest in tax brackets are usually looking to lower their taxable income in order to fall into a smaller tax bracket. No one is able to avoid taxes, but with the opportunities provided, it's worth making them as small as possible. Though you may have fitted into a smaller tax bracket, there are many taxpayers who have already accumulated high amounts of tax debt, and it may be very hard to pay off. Fortunately for many Americans, there's a relief program that consolidates many major relief programs into a one-size-fits-all assistance program; The IRS Fresh Start Program. Our clients are referred to our Fresh Start Program in order to avoid bankruptcy, acquire debt relief, and settle their debts in a quick manner. Let us give you a helping hand today!


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