2015 Tax Rates

Individuals:

Over But Not Over Tax Rate
$0 $9,225 10%
$9,225 $37,450 15%
$37,450 $90,750 25%
$90,750 $189,300 28%
$189,300 $411,500 33%
$411,500 $413,200 35%
$413,200 And over 39.6%

Head of Household

Over But Not Over Tax Rate
$0 $13,150 10%
$13,150 $50,200 15%
$50,200 $129,600 25%
$129,600 $209,850 28%
$209,850 $411,500 33%
$411,500 $439,000 35%
$413,200 And over 39.6%

Married Filing Jointly

Over But Not Over Tax Rate
$0 $18,450 10%
$18,450 $74,900 15%
$74,900 $151,200 25%
$151,200 $230,450 28%
$230,450 $411,500 33%
$411,500 $464,850 35%
$464,850 And over 39.6%

 

Married Filing Separately

Over But Not Over Tax Rate
$0 $9,225 10%
$9,225 $37,450 15%
$37,450 $75,600 25%
$75,600 $115,225 28%
$115,225 $205,750 33%
$205,750 $232,425 35%
$232,425 And over 39.6%

The IRS has also released its standard deductions chart for 2015. Everyone who pays taxes will get a small increase in their standard deduction amount.

Standard Deductions

Filing Status Standard Deduction Amount
Single $6,300
Married Filing Jointly $12,600
Married Filing Separately $6,300
Head of Household $9,250
Surviving Spouse $12,600

 

More Changes for 2015

There were several other important changes for 2015, which the IRS says were made due to inflation. Some of those include:

  • The limitation for itemized deductions, which are claimed on 2015 individual returns, starts with incomes of $258,250 or more ($309,900 for married couples filing jointly).
  • The personal exemption for tax year 2015 rises to $4,000, up from $3,950 in 2014. However, the exemption does begin to phase-out with adjusted gross incomes of $258,250 ($309,900 for married couples filing jointly). It phases out entirely at incomes of $380,750 ($432,400 for married couples filing jointly.)
  • The 2015 maximum Earned Income Credit amount is $6,242 for taxpayers filing jointly who have 3 or more qualifying children, compared to a total of $6,143 for the 2014 tax year.
  • Estates of decedents who die during 2015 have a basic exclusion amount of $5,430,000, up from a total of $5,340,000 for estates of decedents who died in 2014.
  • The Alternative Minimum Tax exemption amount for tax year 2015 is $53,600 ($83,400, for married couples filing jointly). In 2014, the exemption amount was $52,800 ($82,100 for married couples filing jointly).