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HOW MUCH IN TAXS WILL I HAVE TO PAY ON A $ 1,000,000,00

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HOW MUCH IN TAXS WILL I HAVE TO PAY ON A $ 1,000,000,00 YEARLY SALARY ? I AM A SINGLE MALE AGE 46 WITH NO TAX BREAKS OF ANY KIND
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Guru_Guy replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

If you take only the standard deduction and file single, claiming only yourself as a dependent, your federal income tax burden on $1 million would be $324,837. Since you live in Georgia, you would also pay about $60,000 in State income tax.

It would, of course, be advisable to itemize your deductions. This would likely reduce your federal income tax burden. Your exact deductions would depend on your personal situation, but for example, say you deducted the $60,000 you paid in state income tax, as well as another $40,000 in mortgage interest and/or charitable contributions, and put the maximum $5000 into an IRA. That would reduce your federal tax burden to $295,829.

You may want to speak with a tax adviser to discuss ways of sheltering additional income with use of other tax shelters.

I hope this helps!

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