Tax Season Tools, Tips, Guides, and Products, 2018 - 2019

Fed Tax Calculator

That time of year again... you either love it or hate it... getting a refund or, owe more to Uncle Sam. Either way, it's easy to get a ballpark figure of where you stand with the IRS by using one of these fed tax calculator's to estimate what your federal tax refund may be.

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Calculate Your Federal Tax Return Refund Free With This Online Fed Tax Calculator tool, estimate where you stand with Uncle Sam

Your Federal Tax Rate is the rate you pay on your total taxable dollars earned during the tax year. This is the net amount of earnings after deductions have been taken. Tax rates apply by portion, as income increases into another tax bracket that portion falling within the next bracket is taxed at that new higher tax rate. With the fed tax calculator you can determine your income tax rate and an estimate of how much your refund or taxes owed to the IRS are this tax season.

Unfortunately as they say, there is nothing more certain than death and taxes. Without tax planning your annual tax liability can weigh heavy on you and, spin right out of control. Using a federal tax calculator can help you determine your estimated tax liability along with your average and marginal income tax rates. This is a wise calculation to perform several time a year in order to stay on top of you federal and state income tax liabilities.

How to use our Fed Tax Calculator and Tax Bracket Rates Table for 2018 - 2019 Tax Calculations

Our interactive fed tax calculator is an easy tool to use that can help you figure out your federal taxes on your taxable income.

Just enter your taxable income in the highlighted field, select your filing status and tax year being filed in the tax calculator above then click the estimate taxes button to see how big your refund will be. For the tax brackets table just select filing status and tax year for automatic results.

The interactive federal tax calculator calculates federal (IRS) taxes but it is not the best choice if you have deductions and don't know your net income after these deductions. If you do have deductions and other adjustments to make to your income, then, the HR Block or TurboTax tax calculators are a better choice. These calculators will in fact help you calculate in all your deductions and adjustments, plus there free to use and don't require any personal identification information.

Your annual income may be subject to state and local taxes in addition to federal taxes.

Note that the tax year input box in our federal tax calculator represents the year in which you earned your income which is the income tax year you are filing.

So, for example, you would select the tax year to calculate your tax liability to report on your tax return that must be filed by April 15th .

TurboTax and HR Block tax calculators make computing taxes fast and easy.

A fed tax calculator can make the job of preparing tax returns easier and more accurate. Federal income tax calculators perform complex computations for each line of your income tax form. You can use these calculators to get the correct result for your deductions, credits and taxes due. These are Internal Revenue Service approved calculators and are wise choices since some calculators may not give you the answer that the IRS needs and you can wind up with a penalty.

The tax you pay can wither away the profit of your investment, so learn how to use tax calculators for smarter investment choices. Consider the following about tax calculators education and training tips:

  1. Educate yourself on the many functions of deduction tax calculators.

  2. Learn what tax calculators calculate and how to make the most of this information.

  3. Choose tax tools and calculators that teach you how to invest wisely for the future.

Federal Tax Rates 2018 - 2019

Tax rates and taxes, who needs them? Well technically we all do. that's what funds our governments over spending and budget deficit. Hmmm, in that case, maybe we just don't need our government!

All kidding? aside, taxes are the baseline funding for which we manage the infrastructure of our country, and all the commerce activity that goes along with that.

Currently there are seven federal tax brackets that relate to seven tax rates: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37%.

The amount of taxes you pay depends on your tax filing status as well as the amount of income you earn annually.

Tax brackets and the income range associated with them vary according to the tax filing status you select when filing your taxes.

It is important to note that as your income moves into a higher tax bracket, that portion of income is taxes at the higher rate. This means that based on your income, only the portions of your income that fall within each tax bracket is subjected to that particular tax rate.

Federal Tax Brackets and Rates Table 2018 - 2019

Tax rates are directly related to the percentage of taxes you will pay based on each dollar of income you earned. Each filing status includes its own tax brackets and range for income. However, the tax rates are the same for all filing status selections.

With this progressive tax system, most tax filers pay income taxes across several tax brackets. Therefore, several tax calculations are made, then added together to get your total tax bill.

Marginal Tax Rates

Marginal tax rate is determine by the highest tax bracket that your last dollar of income falls into.

This directly correlates with the highest tax rate you pay on your income.

So based on your total overall income, if you add together all the taxes that you pay on each portion of your income falling within each tax bracket you will get your total tax bill. You can then divide it by your total income (then multiply by 100), and this will give you your "effective tax rate". This is the actual averaged tax rate you are paying on your overall taxes, regardless of marginal tax rate.

Historical IRS Federal Income Tax Rates

Over the decades tax rates have varied immensely as well as the number of tax rates that apply to tax filers.

This historical tax rate chart dates back to 1913 and as you will see there was a significantly higher range of rates.

With this higher range you can find tax rates that went as high as 77% back in 1918