What the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal means for me

Use this tool, based on data from the Tax Policy Center, to see how your family will be affected by the ‘fiscal cliff’ plan — and what would have happened if no deal had been reached.

Select one of six family types to see how taxes will be affected.

Single, no children
Single, two children
Married, no children
Married, two children
Married, child in college
Married, 65 and over

Under the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
Taxes will increase by
to a 2013 total of
If no deal was reached
Taxes would have increased by
to a 2013 total of

How did we get these numbers?

Income level options represent the Tax Policy Center's estimates for income and expenses at the 20th, 50th, 80th, 99th and 99.9th percentiles in each group. See how taxes would change for other types of households and other income levels by using the Tax Policy Center's tax calculator, the source for this graphic.

SOURCE: The Tax Policy Center.
GRAPHIC: Katie Park, Laura Stanton and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post. Published Jan. 3, 2013.
This graphic has been updated since it was published on December 4. See the original calculator here.

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