• Michael Trout

2022 Estimated Income Tax Rates and Standard Deductions

The 2022 Projected U.S. Tax Rates report offers an early projection of deductions, limitations, upward changes to tax brackets thresholds and other inflation-adjusted factors.


Bloomberg Tax & Accounting has issued its projections for 2022 federal income tax rates and tables, which provides a detailed and comprehensive projection of inflation-adjusted amounts in the tax code.


The estimated changes are based on inflation rates listed in the September 2021 Chained Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bloomberg Tax & Accounting's annual report is detailed and comprehensive projection of inflation-adjusted amounts in the tax code.


The 2022 Projected U.S. Tax Rates report offers an early projection of deductions, limitations, upward changes to tax brackets thresholds and other inflation-adjusted factors.


“We predict that inflation-adjusted amounts in the tax code will increase by a greater percentage in 2022 than in prior years due to high U.S. inflation,” said Jean McCormick, vice president, analysis & content, Bloomberg Tax & Accounting.

“Taxpayers and advisors can use our projections to begin their 2022 tax planning before the IRS publishes the official 2022 inflation-adjusted amounts later this year.”


Married Filing Jointly (MFJ) and Surviving Spouses

10% - $0 to $20,550

12% - $20,550 to $83,550

22% - $83,550 to $178,150

24% - $178,150 to $340,100

32% - $340,100 to $431,900

35% - $431,900 to $647,850

37% - $647,850 or more

Married Filing Separate (MFS)

10% - $0 to $14,650

12% - $14,650 to $55,900

22% - $55,900 to $89,050

24% - $89,050 to $170,050

32% - $170,050 to $215,950

35% - $215,950 to $323,925

37% - $323,925 or more

Head of Household

10% - $0 to $14,650

12% - $14,650 to $55,900

22% - $55,900 to $89,050

24% - $89,050 to $170,050

32% - $170,050 to $215,950

35% - $215,950 to $539,900

37% - $539,900 or more

Unmarried Individuals (other than Surviving Spouses and Heads of Households)

10% - $0 to $10,275

12% - $10,275 to $41,775

22% - $41,775 to $89,075

24% - $89,075 to $170,050

32% - $170,050 to $215,950

35% - $215,950 to $539,900

37% - $539,900 or more

Estates and Trusts

10% - $0 to $2,750

12% - $2,750 to $9,850

22% - $9,850 to $13,450

24% - $13,450 or more

Standard Deduction

Bloomberg Tax & Accounting has projected the following standard deduction amounts for 2022:

Married Filing Jointly/Surviving Spouses - $25,900

Heads of Household - $19,400

All Other Taxpayers - $12,950

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

Projected 2022 AMT exemption amounts are shown below.

Married Filing Jointly/Surviving Spouses - $118,100

Unmarried Individuals (other than Surviving Spouses) - $75,900

Married Individuals Filing Separate Returns - $59,050

Estates and Trusts - $26,500


Additional tax rate, deduction and threshold projections are in the free Bloomberg 2022 Tax Rates report: https://pro.bloombergtax.com/reports/2022-projected-u-s-tax-rates/ .

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