2011-2013 Key Tax Numbers


  • Expiring and New Tax Provisions

    A number of significant federal income tax provisions expired at the end of 2011, a fact that might be easily overlooked with so much attention being focused on the “Bush tax cuts” that are still in effect, but scheduled to expire at the end of 2012.

     

  • Individual Income Tax Planning

    Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), child tax credit, earned income tax credit, itemized deductions, kiddie tax, personal exemptions, and more.

     

  • 2012 Tax Rates

    Tax rates for all filing statuses.

     

  • 2011 Tax Rates

    Tax rates for all filing statuses.

     

  • Business Planning

    Earnings subject to FICA taxes, Section 179 expensing, standard mileage rate, and more.

     

  • Education Planning

    Coverdell education savings account limits, education loan interest deduction limits, Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits, and more.

     

  • Protection Planning

    Eligible long-term care premium deduction limits, Archer Medical Savings Accounts, and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

     

  • Estate Planning

    Annual gift tax exclusion, estate tax applicable exclusion amount, gift tax applicable exclusion amount, GSTT exemption, and more.

     

  • Government Benefits

    Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

     

  • Retirement Planning

    Elective deferral limits, IRA contribution limits, additional “catch-up” limits, traditional deductible IRA and Roth IRA compensation limits, and more.

     

  • Investment Planning

    Tax rates on long-term capital gains and dividends.


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