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Hello, I'm Sara from TurboTax with important news on how the income tax rates work. Most tax payers are confused as to how income tax rates actually affect the amount they pay. In the US we use what is called the progressive system of income taxation. All this means is that the more money you make, the more tax you pay. But this does not mean that you pay just one rate on all your income. Currently there are six tax brackets that range from 10 to 35 percent. Each bracket applies to specific portions of your income and do not overlap and realistically many tax payers have portions of their income taxed at all six rates. So, for example, if you are single and your taxable income is $40,000, the first $8,375 is taxed at 10 percent. The next $25,625 at 15 and the remaining $6,000 at 25 percent. You may also hear people talk about marginal rates, don't let this confuse you. It just refers to the highest tax brackets at which you are paying tax. For example, suppose half of your income is taxed at 10 percent and the other half is taxed at 15 percent. You could say your marginal rate of tax for the year is 15 percent. Remember, though, you can't just look at your earnings and apply the tax rates. Our progressive system also allows you to claim deductions, exemptions and exclusions to calculate your taxable income. Only your taxable income determines which tax rates will apply. For more information about income taxes, visit TurboTax.com.
Hola, soy Sara de TurboTax con noticias importantes sobre cómo trabajan las tasas de impuesto sobre la renta. La mayoría de los contribuyentes están confundidos sobre cómo las tasas de impuesto a la renta afectan realmente la cantidad que pagan. En los EE.UU. se utiliza lo que se llama el sistema progresivo de impuestos sobre la renta. Todo esto significa que cuanto más dinero haces, más impuestos pagas. Pero esto no significa que pagas una sola tasa en todos tus ingresos. Actualmente, existen seis rangos de impuestos que varían del 10 a 35 por ciento. Cada rango se aplica a partes específicas de tus ingresos y no se superponen y siendo realistas muchos contribuyentes tienen porciones de sus ingresos gravados con los seis tipos. Así, por ejemplo, si eres soltero y tus ingresos gravables son de US$40.000, los primeros US$8.375 se gravan al 10 por ciento. Los siguientes US$25.625 al 15 y los restantes US$6,000 al 25 por ciento. También puedes oír a la gente hablar acerca de las tasas marginales, no dejes que esto te confunda. Simplemente se refiere a las categorías más altas de impuestos por las que estás pagando impuestos. Por ejemplo, supongamos que la mitad de tus ingresos son gravados con un 10 por ciento y la otra mitad se grava al 15 por ciento. Se podría decir que tu tasa marginal de impuestos para el año es del 15 por ciento. Pero recuerda, no puedes simplemente ver tus ganancias y aplicar las tasas de impuestos. Nuestro sistema progresivo también te permite reclamar deducciones, exenciones y exclusiones para calcular tu base gravable. Sólo tu base gravable determina cuales tasas de impuestos aplicarán. Para obtener más información acerca de impuestos sobre la renta, visita TurboTax.com.