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IRS 2004 Tax Rates for Married Couples Filing Jointly

These tax tables are designed for married individuals filing their 2004 income tax return.

These tables are effective January 1, 2004, and do not take into account any credits, such as the standard deduction, mortgage deductions, etc.

(Includes examples at bottom.)

 

 

 

 

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If Taxpayer's Income Is... Then Estimated Taxes Are...

Between

But Not Over

Base Tax

+ Rate

Of the Amount Over

$0
$14,300
$0
10%
$0
$14,300
$58,100
$1,430.00
15%
$14,300
$58,100
$117,250
$8,000.00
25%
$58,100
$117,250
$178,650
$22,787.50
28%
$117,250
$178,650
$319,100
$39,979.50
33%
$178,650
$319,100
- - - - -
$86,328.00
35%
$319,100

 

 

Example #1

John and Mary Richards, two married taxpayers, have TAXABLE INCOME of $130,000. Richards' income falls between:

Between

But Not Over

Base Tax

+ Rate

Of the Amount Over

$117,250
$178,650
$22,787.50
28%
$117,250

 

John & Mary Richards' Estimated Taxes

  = Base Tax + (Rate x Amount Over)
  = $22,787.50 + [.28 x ($130,000 - $117,250)]
  = $22,787.50 + (.28 x $12,750) 
  = $22,787.50 + $3,570.00 
  = $26,357.50 

 

 

Example #2

Larry and Linda Edwards, two married taxpayers filing a joint return, have combined TAXABLE INCOME of $185,000. The Edwards' income falls between:

Between

But Not Over

Base Tax

+ Rate

Of the Amount Over

$178,650
$319,100
$39,979.50
33%
$178,650

 

Larry & Linda Edwards' Estimated Taxes

  = Base Tax + (Rate x Amount Over)
  = $39,979.50 + [.33 x ($185,000 - $178,650)]
  = $39,979.50 + (.33 x $6,350)
  = $39,979.50 + $2,095.50 
  = $42,075.00 


This equation does not reflect standard deductions, mortgage deductions, or any other credits that may decrease your estimated taxable income. Use only for 2004 income taxes. The names mentioned in these samples are fictitious and not based on any individual. Actual tax tables may apply if your income is less than $100,000. For illustrative and planning purposes only.

 

 
 
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