Average Tax Rates for Married with Two Kids and One Income: 2009

The sixth in series of infographics I am designing to illustrate the average federal tax rate applied to different salaries. This time I am graphing the average tax rates for a married couple with to kids and one salary. With 2 kids there are 2 more exemptions which increases the income tax cut offs for all tax brackets compared to the married with no children graphic.

If you take a look at your W-2 form you can see that there are 3 different taxes applied to salaries and wages:

The income tax graph is created from the 2009 tax schedule for a couple filing jointly or qualifying widow(er):

which you can find from the IRS Tax Tables here while the information about the social security and medicare tax can be found here.

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