ObamaCare and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation
Rutland, VT (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
American Benefit Corporation’s Jim Herlihy has just released a new article discussing nonqualified deferred compensation in a second Obama administration.
"Income taxes are going up. Executives do have the option, however, to reduce their taxes by deferring income to an employer-sponsored nonqualified deferred compensation plan." The proposed tax increases include:
1. The previous top income tax rates of 36% and 39.6% will be restored.
2. Capital gains rates will increase from 15% to 20% in 2012 and 23.8% in 2013 for joint filers with income over $250,000.
3. In 2013, all or part of the net investment income for individuals earning over $250,000 will have an additional 3.8% “Medicare contribution tax”. Therefore, the maximum rate on dividends will be 43.4% (39.6% + 3.8%) versus the current rate of 15%.
4. In addition, many state income taxes, tied to the federal tax rate, will increase automatically. While other states, feeling considerable fiscal pressure, have already increased their tax rate or are currently giving it consideration. All of these tax increases, depending on the state of residence, will put many high earners in a marginal tax bracket in excess of 50%.
The table below summarizes the proposed changes - Please read the entire article here.
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