Income Tax Brackets for 2021 and 2022

Tax Brackets,
Personal Rates

Your taxable income - not tax free income - will be taxed at different IRS income tax brackets or rates based on income tax brackets by tax year and your personal tax return filing status.

Use the Income Tax Calculator below to get your personal tax bracket results for Tax Years 2021 and 2022. Review the current 2021 Tax Brackets and Tax Rate table breakdown. The associated state tax rates or brackets vary by state. Tax brackets and thus income tax rates vary by tax year.

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2021 Taxpayer Case Study for Tax Rate and Bracket Calculation

Take a look at this case study as it demonstrates how IRS taxes are calculated by income tax bracket. For more state related tax rate information, select your state(s). Your income is taxed at a fixed rate for all income within certain brackets. As your income exceeds a bracket, the next portion of income is taxed at the next bracket, and so on.

Taxpayer Name: Elizabeth   Filing Status: Single   Taxable Income: $50,000
IRS Taxes Due: $6748.50   Effective Tax Rate: 13.50%

Taxes
Income Bracket
Income / Tax Rate
$995
$0 - $9,950
$9,950 / 10%
$3,669
$9,950 - $40,525
$30,575 / 12%
$2084.50
$40,525 - $50,000
$9,475 / 22%
Total taxes calculated over three income tax brackets
and tax rates resulting in an Effective Tax Rate
$6748.50
Three Tax Brackets
$50,000 / 13.50%

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Tax Rates and Brackets Tables for Tax Year 2021

Below are income tax rate tables by filing status, income tax bracket tiers, and a breakdown of taxes owed. The RATEucator calculates what is outlined here for you. Use the tool above to see a unique breakdown of your income tax. When you prepare your 2021 Tax Return with Taxpert, our tax app will report your income within the respective tax brackets so you don't have to worry about which thresholds you fall into.

2021 Filing Status: Single, Unmarried

See information on the single or individual filing status.

Tax Rate
Income Tax Bracket
Taxes Owed
10%
$0 - $9,950
10% within Bracket
12%
$9,951 - $40,525
$995 + 12% within Bracket
22%
$40,526 - $86,375
$4,664 + 22% within Bracket
24%
$86,376 - $164,925
$14,751 + 24% within Bracket
32%
$164,926 - $209,425
$33,603 + 32% within Bracket
35%
$209,426 - $523,600
$47,843 + 35% within Bracket
37%
over $523,600
$157,804.25 + 37% within Bracket
For your personal Effective Tax Rate, use the RATEucator Tool above.

2021 Filing Status: Head of Household

See information on the head of household filing status.

Tax Rate
Income Tax Bracket
Taxes Owed
10%
$0 - $14,200
10% within Bracket
12%
$14,201 - $54,200
$1,420 + 12% within Bracket
22%
$54,201 - $86,350
$6,220 + 22% within Bracket
24%
$86,351 - $164,900
$13,293 + 24% within Bracket
32%
$164,901 - $209,400
$32,145 + 32% within Bracket
35%
$209,401 - $523,600
$46,385 + 35% within Bracket
37%
over $523,600
$156,355 + 37% within Bracket
For your personal Effective Tax Rate, use the RATEucator Tool above.

2021 Filing Status: Married Filing Jointly or Widowed

See information on the married filing jointly or widowed filing status.

Tax Rate
Income Tax Bracket
Taxes Owed
10%
$0 - $19,900
10% within Bracket
12%
$19,901 - $81,050
$1,990 + 12% within Bracket
22%
$81,051 - $172,750
$9,328 + 22% within Bracket
24%
$172,751 - $329,850
$29,502 + 24% within Bracket
32%
$329,851 - $418,850
$67,206 + 32% within Bracket
35%
$418,851 - $628,300
$95,686 + 35% within Bracket
37%
over $628,300
$168,993.50 + 37% within Bracket
For your personal Effective Tax Rate, use the RATEucator Tool above.

2021 Filing Status: Married Filing Separately

See information on the married filing separately filing status.

Tax Rate
Income Tax Bracket
Taxes Owed
10%
$0 - $9,950
10% within Bracket
12%
$9,951 - $40,525
$995 + 12% within Bracket
22%
$40,526 - $86,375
$4,664 + 22% within Bracket
24%
$86,376 - $164,925
$14,751 + 24% within Bracket
32%
$164,926 - $209,425
$33,603 + 32% within Bracket
35%
$209,426 - $314,150
$47,843 + 35% within Bracket
37%
over $314,150
$84,496.75 + 37% within Bracket
For your personal Effective Tax Rate, use the RATEucator Tool above.


Keep in mind, you might be able to reduce your taxable income and/or increase your nontaxable income and, as a result, fall into lower a tax bracket. This is done by factoring in tax deductions and tax credits. We suggest you not only look at the many tax calculator tools here, but also calculate and estimate your 2021 Tax Return and potential tax refund now. In addition, make sure you adjust your W-4 or tax withholding throughout any given tax year; use the W-4 Tax Withholding Tax Calculator for that.

Once you've got a good grasp on your tax situation, let us do the hard work and e-file your 2021 Tax Return on Taxpert.

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