The IRS recently announced key tax figures for 2019, using information based on the Consumer Price Index published by the Department of Labor. Use these early figures to start developing your tax strategies for next year.
The Social Security Administration announced this week a 2 percent boost to monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for 2018. The increase is the largest since 2012, and is based on the rise in the Consumer Price Index over the past 12 months ending in September 2017.
For those still contributing to Social Security through wages, the potential maximum income subject to Social Security tax increases 1.2 percent this year, to $128,700. A recap of the key amounts is outlined here: