Tax Brackets & Deductions

2019 Federal Tax Brackets for taxes due in 2020

Tax rateSingleMarried, filing jointlyMarried, filing separatelyHead of household
10%$0 to $9,700$0 to $19,400$0 to $9,700$0 to $13,850
12%$9,701 to $39,475$19,401 to $78,950$9,701 to $39,475$13,851 to $52,850
22%$39,476 to $84,200$78,951 to $168,400$39,476 to $84,200$52,851 to $84,200
24%$84,201 to $160,725$168,401 to $321,450$84,201 to $160,725$84,201 to $160,700
32%$160,726 to $204,100$321,451 to $408,200$160,726 to $204,100$160,701 to $204,100
35%$204,101 to $510,300$408,201 to $612,350$204,101 to $306,175$204,101 to $510,300
37%$510,301 or more$612,351 or more$306,176 or more$510,301 or more

2019 Standard Tax Deductions

Filing StatusStandard Deduction
Single$12,200
Head of Household$18,350
Married Filing Separately$12,200
Married Filing Jointly$24,400
Qualifying Widow(er)$24,400

65 years and older

Senior citizens 65 years or older filing single or head of household will qualify for an extra $1,650 standard deduction. Married filing joint returns provide an extra $1,300 for each spouse who is 65 years or older on 12/31/2019.

Dependents who file their own taxes

Children or other dependents working while living at home may file their taxes, but will have a limited standard deduction, if they qualify as a dependent of another, and check the box “dependent of another” on their tax return. Their standard deduction will be limited to their earned income + $350 up to a maximum deduction of $1,100.

Non-Resident Aliens

Non-Resident Aliens must itemize their deductions.