Quick list of expired/ expiring tax provisions…

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* SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES- Employee’s share will increase to 6.2% after 2012, up from 4.2%. * INCOME TAX RATES. 2012 rates of 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, and 35% will change to 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and 39.6% for 2013.

*CAPITAL GAINS- Maximum long-term rate will increase from 15% to 20% after 2012.

* DIVIDENDS- Top 15% rate will be eliminated; dividends will be taxed as ordinary income with a top rate of 39.6%.

* CHILD TAX CREDIT- Current $1,000 credit per qualifying child will be reduced to $500 after 2012.

* AMT- Exemption amounts for 2012 are $33,750 for singles, $45,000 for couples, down from 2011 “patched” amounts of $48,450 for singles and $74,450 for couples.

* ESTATE TAX- Top 2013 rate will increase to 55% (up from 35%); exclusion amount will be reduced to $1,000,000 (down from 2012 amount of $5,120,000).

* DEDUCTIONS & EXEMPTIONS- After 2012, higher-income taxpayers will again lose a portion of itemized deductions and personal exemptions.

* DEPRECIATION- Section 179 expensing limit will be reduced to $25,000, with a total qualifying property limit of $200,000, down from 2012 levels of $139,000 and $560,000 respectively. 50% bonus depreciation will expire.

* EDUCATION- Education savings account contribution limit will be $500, down from 2012 limit of $2,000. Expanded American Opportunity Credit will expire and be replaced by prior Hope Credit.

* TAX EXTENDERS- Tax breaks that expired after 2011: Teachers’ classroom expense deduction, state and local sales tax deduction, tax-free charitable IRA distributions for those 70 and older, higher education tuition deduction, business R&D credit, 15-year depreciation for leasehold improvements and restaurant property.

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