IRS sets ‘inflation’ rate at 1.6%…

October 31, 2013
Sydney, Australia

Hot off the presses, the IRS just issued a notice of its annual inflation adjustments for the 2014 tax year.

According to the release, the inflation adjustment is 1.6%.

So now, for example, couples earning more than $457,600 will fall in the 39.6% marginal tax bracket, as opposed to $450,000 last year.

A single individual earning under $9,075 will fall in the 10% bracket, as opposed to $8,925 last year.

The increase always applies to individuals who expatriate; an individual will now be obliged to pay the exit tax upon renunciation if his/her average annual net income tax for the last five years exceeded $157,000 per year. This is also up slightly from last year.

The real question is, though, especially for anyone who has pumped gas, gone to a grocery store, paid university tuition and insurance premiums, etc., does the rate of inflation really feel like 1.6%?

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