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Tax Cut Deal: 51 Million Will Take Home Less

Can you believe it 51 million will take home less not more after Year 2011 tax cut?

Can you believe it 51 million will take home less not more after Year 2011 tax cut?

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Despite a sweeping tax cut deal that is supposed to keep everyone whole financially, if not better off, 51 million households will face a higher tax bill or a lower refund compared with this year.

The main culprit: a new payroll tax break that will not be as generous for many low- and middle-income households as the tax cut it is replacing.

Here's why they won't get as much tax relief in 2011: Making Work Pay was worth $400 for individuals making $75,000 or less or $800 per couple making $150,000 or less.

To get that much under the payroll tax break, one will need to earn at least $20,000 ($40,000 for couples). That's because the payroll tax break will amount to 2% of a worker's pay.

Source: http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/15/news/economy/payroll_tax_holiday/index.htm

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Year 2011 Federal Tax Tables

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