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Tax season is just around the corner and changes to the capital gains tax rates will affect taxpayers filing their returns at the beginning of 2014. If you sold capital assets during 2013, you might be subject to the increased rates. This brief provides important information on preparing for the capital gains tax hike.
Capital gains tax is the tax on capital asset profits—the profit made from selling an item bought for personal investment. On January 1, 2013, the government passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA). The ATRA added a top federal income bracket of 39.6% and increased the long-term capital gains tax rate to 20% starting in the 2013 tax year.