Yup – there is a new tax in town for 2013 and it can add up quick. You can get hit in two ways: (1) additional Medicare payroll tax and/or (2) new Medicare contribution tax on unearned income. Let’s take a look at the taxes individually.
Only wealthy people benefit from the “loophole” anyways. Retirement plans were never intended to be an estate planning tool. It won’t impact me. I don’t care. These are some of the comments in the press right now regarding proposed legislation to end the ability of heirs to take inherited IRAs out over their life expectancies […]
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 does the following: Tax Rates – For most individuals it extends the lower federal income tax rates that have existed for the last ten years. However, if you make more than $400,000 (or $450,000 for joint filers), your top rate will increase to 39.6%. Capital Gain Rates – Again for […]