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irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

Using TTAX 2016 Home and Biz.

Initial import of income from Quickbooks was too low compared to actual sum of 1099's received. I corrected the amount in the inputting of the 1099's. Income went up 6%. OK fine, but with all else exactly as inputted the Fed tax jumped 53%!! I backed out the increase and it went to where it was before so it's all related to the increase.

What's the problem? I expected SOME increase in tax liability but this was nuts!

26 Replies
SweetieJean
Level 15

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

Regular tax plus self-employment tax. Also, deductions and credits can go down as your income goes up.
TaxGuyBill
Level 9

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

What dollar amount did it go up?

Did you have health insurance through the Healthcare Marketplace, and enter a 1095-A?
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

Fed tax was $9320, jumped to $17,282. That's huge!! State refund of $323 vaporized and became a debt of $417.
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

No Marketplace insurance or 1095-A
SweetieJean
Level 15

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

What was the dollar increase in income? And which state?
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

With just a 6% income increase
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

Dollar increase was $25000 in Callifornia
SweetieJean
Level 15

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

and that's an 85% increase in Federal taxes, not 53%.
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

You see why I use TTax
SweetieJean
Level 15

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

So your income increased by $25,000. For that to be a 6% increase, your prior income must have been over $416,000. Is that right?
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

It was $395,000, went to $420,000
TaxGuyBill
Level 9

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

I'm wondering if you are misstating or misunderstanding something.   Was you TOTAL federal tax (Line 63 of Form 1040) $9230, or was $9230 the amount that you owed?
SweetieJean
Level 15

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

"Fed tax was $9320, jumped to $17,282. That's huge!! State refund of $323 vaporized and became a debt of $417."
It does sound like $9320 was what you owed.
irishda53
New Member

Why did increasing my income by 6% increase my federal taxes by 53%

Thanks SweetieJean but looking at it another way the tax against the income was 2.3% and went to 4.1%. almost double. Don't know if $8000 is small not that much to you but it huge to me.
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