What's my 2018 federal income tax bracket? How much income tax will I need to pay this tax year? TaxAct's free tax bracket calculator is a simple, easy way to estimate your federal income tax bracket and total tax.

How to calculate my tax bracket?

Follow these steps to calculate your federal income tax bracket:

  1. Select your federal tax filing status (most married couples benefit by filing jointly)
  2. Enter your total, gross income (TaxAct will automatically estimate the taxable portion of your income)
  3. Add any 401(k) and IRA pre-tax contributions (employer-sponsored retirement plan)
  4. List any pre-tax childcare contributions
  5. If you expect your total itemized deductions to total an amount larger than the standard deduction, replace the standard deduction amount with your total itemized deductions
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Upcoming Tax Dates

September 2 — Everyone
Federal Holiday (Labor Day) Details

September 10 — Employees who work for tips
If you received $20 or more in tips during August, report them to your employer Details

September 15 — Individuals
Make a payment of your 2019 estimated tax if you are not paying your income tax for the year through withholding (or will not pay in enough tax that way). Use Form 1040-ES. This is the third installment Details

September 15 — S Corporations
File a 2018 calendar year income tax return (Form 1120S) and pay any tax due. This due date applies only if you timely requested an automatic 5-month extension Details

September 15 — Partnerships
File a 2018 calendar year return (Form 1065). This due date applies only if you were given an additional 5-month extension Details

September 15 — Corporations
Deposit the third installment of estimated income tax for 2018 Details

September 15 — Social security, Medicare, and withheld income tax
If the monthly deposit rule applies, deposit the tax for payments in August.

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