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. I want to know if there are any new changes to the capital gains tax laws in the next couple of years or is it still at 15%. I was told that one is coming in 2013
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In brief, the answer to your question is there is a possibility that the capital gains tax will increase from 15 to 20% in 2013. President Obama is calling on Congress to make a number of tax changes for individuals. In addition, the long-term capital gains tax rate would increase to 20%, up from 15% currently.


Among Obama’s tax proposals:

Allows the Bush tax cuts to expire at the end of 2012, raising marginal income tax rates for upper-tax bracket Americans (you know, the ones who create jobs);

Reduces itemized deductions for upper-tax bracket Americans by 30%. Deductions can only be claimed against a 28% rate, even if the individual pays taxes at a 39.6% rate.

Raises estate tax from 35% to 45% and lowers tax exemption from estates worth $5 million to estates worth only $3.5 million.

Eliminates tax breaks for corporations that do business overseas.
Taxes “carried interest” of financial partnerships as ordinary income.

Raises tax rate on qualified dividends and long-term capital gains to 20% from 15%.
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