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IRS 2009 Tax Rates for Married Couples Filing Separately
(Schedule Y-2)

These tax tables are designed for married individuals filing their 2009 income tax return separately, and represent significant changes from Tax Year 2008.

These tables are effective January 1, 2009, and do not take into account any credits, such as the standard deduction, mortgage deductions, etc.

 

 


Single

Joint Married

Married Filing Separate

Head of Household

Trusts

 

 

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

Between

But Not Over

Base Tax

+ Rate

Of the Amount Over

$0
$8,025
$0
10%
$0
$8,025
$32,550
$802.50
15%
$8,025
$32,550
$65,725
$4,481.25
25%
$32,550
$65,725
$100,150
$12,775.00
28%
$65,725
$100,150
$178,850
$22,414.00
33%
$100,150
$178,850
- - - - -
$48,385.00
35%
$178,850

 

 

Example #1

Brad Barrymore, a married taxpayer filing his own return, has 2009 TAXABLE INCOME of $76,000. Barrymore's income falls between:

Between

But Not Over

Base Tax

+ Rate

Of the Amount Over

$65,725
$100,150
$12,775.00
28%
$65,725

 

 

 

Brad Barrymore's Estimated Taxes

  = Base Tax + (Rate x Amount Over)
  = $12,775.00 + [.28 x ($76,000 - $65,725)]
  = $12,775.00 + (.28 x $10,275)
  = $12,775.00 + $2,877.00
  = $15,652.00

Assuming he earned the same last year, Brad's tax bill dropped almost $124.00 compared to last year (when he was using the 2008 income tax rate table for married filing separate taxpayers).

 

 


 

 

Example #2

Michael Middlemore, a married man who is filing his return independently of his wife, has TAXABLE INCOME of $158,000. His income falls between:

Between

But Not Over

Base Tax

+ Rate

Of the Amount Over

$100,150
$178,850
$22,414.00
33%
$100,150

 

 

 

 

Michael Middlemore's Estimated Taxes

  = Base Tax + (Rate x Amount Over)
  = $22,414.00 + [.33 x ($158,000 - $100,150)]
  = $22,414.00 + (.33 x $57,850)
  = $22,414.00 + $19,090.50
  = $41,504.50

For 2009, Michael also experienced a lower tax bill, assuming that his taxable income remained the same. His total tax dropped over $235 from last year's tax return (when he was using the 2008 income tax rate table for married filing separate taxpayers).

 

These sample equations do not reflect standard deductions, mortgage deductions, or any other credits that may decrease your estimated taxable income. Use only for 2009 income taxes. The names mentioned in these samples are fictitious and not based on any individual. For illustrative and planning purposes only. For more information, or to review the official tax tables, please download Instructions for Form 1040.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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