Tag Archives: capital gains

58.7% increase in tax rates at the beginning of 2013 for income above $11,950

Yes, you read that right.  There was a 58.7% increase in tax rates on taxes paid by certain taxpayers as of the beginning of 2013. That’s the increase in capital gains taxes for folks in the highest ordinary tax brackets, due to the increase in the capital gains rate from 15% to 20%, and the […]

Ultra-Short Summary of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR8 as amended by the Senate)

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR8 as amended by the Senate) The first two items below directly affect nearly every taxpayer. The third affects anyone with earned income, and the fourth affects every married couple. The rest are much narrower in scope (ie. highest income folks, large estates, etc): All Bush-era tax rates made […]

BusinessWeek: 10 Strategies used by the ultra wealthy to avoid taxes

For all the silly bluster about the “Buffett rule” in Congress, the fact is that the vast majority of folks who earn a lot do pay a lot in taxes.  And the very well known exceptions – such as Buffett himself claiming to pay a lower tax rate than his secretary – are due to […]