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Special CCH Coverage: 2003 Tax Legislation

How The New Law Changes Tax Brackets, Rates

Married Filing Jointly
(& Surviving Spouse)

Old Law

New Law

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

$0-$12,000

10%

$0-$14,000

10%

$12,000-$47,450

15%

$14,000-$56,800

15%

$47,450-$114,650

27%

$56,800-$114,650

25%

$114,650-$174,700

30%

$114,650-$174,700

28%

$174,700-$311,950

35%

$174,700-$311,950

33%

$311,950 +

38.6%

$311,950 +

35%


Married Filing Separately

Old Law

New Law

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

$0-$6,000

10%

$0-$7,000

10%

$6,000-$23,725

15%

$7,000-$28,400

15%

$23,725-$57,325

27%

$28,400-$57,325

25%

$57,325-$87,350

30%

$57,325-$87,350

28%

$87,350-155,975

35%

$87,350-155,975

33%

$155,975 +

38.6%

$155,975 +

35%

 

Single Filers

Old Law

New Law

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

$0-$6,000

10%

$0-$7,000

10%

$6,000-$28,400

15%

$7,000-$28,400

15%

$28,400-$68,800

27%

$28,400-$68,800

25%

$68,800-$143,500

30%

$68,800-$143,500

28%

$143,500-311,950

35%

$143,500-311,950

33%

$311,950 +

38.6%

$311,950 +

35%


Head of Household

Old Law

New Law

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

2003 Taxable Income

Tax Rate

$0-$10,000

10%

$0-$10,000

10%

$10,000-$38,050

15%

$10,000-$38,050

15%

$38,050-$98,250

27%

$38,050-$98,250

25%

$98,250-$159,100

30%

$98,250-$159,100

28%

$159,100-$311,950

35%

$159,100-$311,950

33%

$311,950 +

38.6%

$311,950 +

35%

 

Source: CCH INCORPORATED

       


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