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Subject:  Re: what is my tax bracket??? Date:  1/25/2001  11:12 AM
Author:  PaulEA Number:  44802 of 128672

You would use the number on line 39 of the 1040 to get the exact bracket. I am assuming you are single:

26,250 or less 15%
26,251 to 63,550 28%
63,551 to 132,600 31%

132,601 to 288,350 36%
288, 351 and up 39.6%

That is your bracket but that is not your tax.
Let's assume you earn 50K
the first 26,250 is taxed at 15%
the balance over 26,250 is taxed at 28%

This will be less than if you just multiplied 50k by 28%.
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