personal exemption

Personal exemption

Amount of money a taxpayer can exclude from personal income for each member of the household in calculation of a tax obligation.

Personal Exemption

In U.S. tax, the amount of personal income that is not taxed. That is, the personal exemption is money that is not included in one's adjusted gross income when calculating one's tax liability. One receives additional exemptions for a spouse, children, and if one is over 65 or blind. Congress sets the amount of the personal exemption each year.

personal exemption

See exemption.
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With projections for the income tax brackets, personal exemption, standard deduction, penalties, and many other amounts, the report delivers information taxpayers and tax planners need to save tax dollars in 2016.
A neophyte lawmaker is seeking to increase the personal exemption for individual taxpayers to P100,000 from the present P50,000 so that the government can reduce the burden of the people and alleviate their economic condition.
The first bracket after the standard deduction and personal exemption is 10 percent.
The court heard the judges' detention case Monday and accepted his plea for personal exemption of appearance for today's hearing.
The Ministry of Finance will put into effect the amendments to the income tax law, including increasing the limit for personal exemption from EGP 4,000 to 7,000 annually
Personal exemption reductions: Reinstated were limitations on itemized deductions and personal exemptions for taxpayers with taxable incomes greater than $250,000 ($300,000 for married couples).
Personal Exemptions: The personal exemption amount for single, separate and head of household taxpayers increased from $102 to $104 for the 2012 tax year.
There is also the revival of the "Pease" limitation on itemized deductions and the personal exemption phase-out for taxpayers whose taxable income exceeds $250,000 for single taxpayers and $300,000 for married taxpayers.
Comparatively, the estate tax would spring back to 2001 levels, including a 55 percent top tax rate and a $1 million personal exemption.
The IRS determined that she had income of $94,229 for the year, and after her personal exemption and standard deduction it determined she had an income tax deficiency of $17,681 for the year.

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