President Joe Biden has proposed a 39.6% top marginal income tax rate, up from the current 37%, to help fund the American Families Plan.
President Joe Biden wants to raise the top income tax rate for wealthy households to 39.6%, from the current 37%, with a view to helping finance his legislative agenda.
The top rate would apply to single individuals with taxable income of more than $452,700 and married couples filing a joint tax return with income over $509,300, according to a budget proposal issued Friday by the Treasury Department.
It would likewise apply to heads of household with income exceeding $481,000 and married individuals filing separate tax returns with income over $254,650.
Those income thresholds are lower than under current law, set by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.