Capital Gains Taxes Now Higher And More Complex
Capital gains taxes became higher – and more complicated – this year. The top capital gains rate is now 20% (used to be 15%) and other changes can push actual payments to almost 25% for high-income filers.
Even lower income filers may pay more.
The 3.8% tax on net investment income and something called the “Pease limit” affect joint filers with more than $250,000 of adjusted gross income (AGI) and singles with more than $200,000 of AGI. The Personal Exemption Phaseout starts at $300,000 for joint filers and $250,000 for singles.
The wall Street Journal published a good article on this February 15th. You can read it here.
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