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Historical Income Tax Rates & Brackets

Tax year

Top marginal
tax rate (%)

Top marginal
tax rate (%) on
earned income,
if different

Taxable
income over–

1913

7

500,000

1914

7

500,000

1915

7

500,000

1916

15

2,000,000

1917

67

2,000,000

1918

77

1,000,000

1919

73

1,000,000

1920

73

1,000,000

1921

73

1,000,000

1922

58

200,000

1923

43.5

200,000

1924

46

500,000

1925

25

100,000

1926

25

100,000

1927

25

100,000

1928

25

100,000

1929

24

100,000

1930

25

100,000

1931

25

100,000

1932

63

1,000,000

1933

63

1,000,000

1934

63

1,000,000

1935

63

1,000,000

1936

79

5,000,000

1937

79

5,000,000

1938

79

5,000,000

1939

79

5,000,000

1940

81.1

5,000,000

1941

81

5,000,000

1942

88

200,000

1943

88

200,000

1944

94 <2>

200,000

1945

94 <2>

200,000

1946

86.45 <3>

200,000

1947

86.45 <3>

200,000

1948

82.13 <4>

400,000

1949

82.13 <4>

400,000

1950

84.36

400,000

1951

91 <5>

400,000

1952

92 <6>

400,000

1953

92 <6>

400,000

1954

91 <7>

400,000

1955

91 <7>

400,000

1956

91 <7>

400,000

1957

91 <7>

400,000

1958

91 <7>

400,000

1959

91 <7>

400,000

1960

91 <7>

400,000

1961

91 <7>

400,000

1962

91 <7>

400,000

1963

91 <7>

400,000

1964

77

400,000

1965

70

200,000

1966

70

200,000

1967

70

200,000

1968

75.25

200,000

1969

77

200,000

1970

71.75

200,000

1971

70

60

200,000

1972

70

50

200,000

1973

70

50

200,000

1974

70

50

200,000

1975

70

50

200,000

1976

70

50

200,000

1977

70

50

203,200

1978

70

50

203,200

1979

70

50

215,400

1980

70

50

215,400

1981

69.125

50

215,400

1982

50

85,600

1983

50

109,400

1984

50

162,400

1985

50

169,020

1986

50

175,250

1987

38.5

90,000

1988

28

29,750

1989

28

30,950

1990

28

32,450

1991

31

82,150

1992

31

86,500

1993

39.6

89,150

1994

39.6

250,000

1995

39.6

256,500

1996

39.6

263,750

1997

39.6

271,050

1998

39.6

278,450

1999

39.6

283,150

2000

39.6

288,350

2001

39.1

297,350

2002

38.6

307,050

2003

35

311,950

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 2:53 pm under Resources.