Here are the Tax Brackets for 2022 in the US (Federal Tax Brackets 2022)

August 28, 2022
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We've compiled everything you need to know about 2022 US Federal Tax brackets and rates in this 2022 tax quick guide. Curious about when you need to file your taxes for this year? Take a close look at all of the deadlines you'll need to meet in our other post here.

Every year the IRS makes slight updates and tweaks to their tax brackets for different tax filer types. These are the updated numbers for the 2022 tax year. Before looking at the different tax brackets, it's important to first understand how they work.

How each tax bracket works

The United States utilizes marginal tax rates for tax filing, which means that you can't just go to the line that includes your amount of income and take that tax rate percentage at face value. Marginal tax rates actually result in you paying less taxes than if the US had flat tax rates, so this ultimately is a good thing for tax filers.

Here's how to read the chart - for the corresponding income levels, you are taxed the corresponding tax rate percentage for each of those levels respectively. So if you make $100,000 and a single filer, you will pay 10% on income up to $10,275, 12% for your income between $10,276 to $41,775, 22% for income between $41,776 to $89,075 and so on. While your total income would fall into the 24% tax bracket, your marginal tax rate actually ends up being much less than that because only income over $89,076 would be taxed at the highest 24% rate. Everything under it would be taxed at their respective lower rates.

This will make a little bit more sense as you start looking at the charts below. This is also why getting a raise is never going to result in you making less money at your job. Raises may mean that the upper portions of your income are taxed in a new bracket, but your total income is still taxed along the lines of the marginal tax rates.

Now that we've gone through the basics, let's take a look at the 2022 tax rates for the US, put out by the IRS.

Tax Brackets for Single Filers

Tax Rate Percentage

Income Level (Single)

10% Up to $10,275
12% $10,276 to $41,775
22% $41,776 to $89,075
24% $89,076 to $170,050
32% $170,051 to $215,950
35% $215,951 to $539,900
37% Over $539,900

Tax Brackets for Married Filing Jointly

Tax Rate Percentage

Income Level (Married Filing Jointly)

10% Up to $20,550
12% $20,551 to $83,550
22% $83,551 to $178,150
24% $178,151 to $340,100
32% $340,101 to $431,900
35% $431,901 to $647,850
37% Over $647,850

Tax Brackets for Head of Household

Tax Rate Percentage

Income Level (Head of Household)

10% Up to $14,650
12% $14,651 to 55,900
22% $55,901 to 89,050
24% $89,051 to $170,050
32% $170,051 to 215,950
35% $215,951 to $539,900
37% Over $539,900

Tax Brackets for Married Filing Separately

Tax Rate Percentage

Income Level (Married Filing Separately)

10% Up to $10,275
12% $10,276 TO $41,775
22% $41,775 to $89,075
24% $89,076 to $170,050
32% $170,051 to 215,950
35% $215,951 to $323,925
37% Over $332,925

These are the margincal tax rates and brackets for the 2022 tax filing year. If you'd like to learn more about other information for tax filing, take a look at our helpful guide here.

About Trevor English

Trevor is a technology journalist & engineer who has made a career out of engineering and technical communication. His work has appeared on Curiosity, BBC, Interesting Engineering and other sites across the web. Originally the Chief editor for Interesting Engineering back in 2016, he now works with software & tech companies, aiding them in content marketing and technical communication. Currently living in Texas, he’s also a published children’s book author and producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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