HB1037XX leaves the standard deduction in place for single individuals who make less than $25,000, for married couples filing jointly who make under $50,000, and for head-of-household filers who make less than $37,500.If you make above those figures, the standard deduction will be changed to the following levels:
- Single-filer: from $6,350 down to $5,250 (minus $1,100)
- Head of household filer: from $9,350 down to $7,700 (minus $1,650)
- Married filing jointly: from $12,700 down to $10,500 (minus $2,200)
Current bill language does not change the income tax brackets or remove the personal exemption like the previous language did. It does, however, unnecessarily render our income tax even more complicated that it currently is, in addition to raising taxes.
Back to three scenarios I presented in the previous post on HHB1037XX:
- Married couple filing jointly, 2 kids, standard deduction, earning $40k: $0 more in taxes
- Married couple filing jointly, 2 kids, standard deduction, earning $60k: $110 more in taxes
- Married couple filing jointly, 2 kids, standard deduction, earning $80k: $110 more in taxes
Single-filers who make over $25k would pay an additional $55 in income taxes. HOH-filers over $37,500 would pay $82.50 more, and married-filing-jointly over $50,000 would pay $110 more.
The fiscal analysis for this current language estimates it would raise $41M in income taxes for FY2019.
I'll post more on the other tax hikes passed by the House JCAB later.