Thanks to some new taxes, the expiration of other short-term tax laws and other changes, the country’s economy could be dealt a major blow in 2013. Here’s a look at which tax policies are set to change on or around Jan. 1 that could contribute to what some congressional aides are calling “taxmageddon.”
The marriage penalty for joint filers will spring back to life on Jan. 1. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
With Congress voting to extend payroll tax holiday, 160 million workers will be spared immediate hike. But move leaves them facing bigger hit in January, when holiday ends and the tax joins long list of levies set to go up.