IRS Adjusts Tax Brackets As Inflation Hits 30-Year High

Posted on AllSides November 11th, 2021
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The Internal Revenue Service revealed that it would adjust federal income tax brackets and deductions in light of rising price levels in the United States.

On Wednesday, the Department of Labor announced that year-over-year inflation for consumer prices reached 6.2% in October — the highest increase in thirty years. Prices for fuel, used vehicles, and food saw significant increases.

Also on Wednesday, the IRS raised income tax rate thresholds for tax year 2022 to prevent “bracket creep” — defined by the Tax Foundation as inflation pushing taxpayers into higher income tax brackets or reducing...

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