Legislation enacted this year established a new personal income tax bracket. It applies a 9.85 percent rate to taxable income above:
- $250,000 for married people who file a joint return, or qualifying widows(ers),
- $125,000 for married people who file separate returns,
- $200,000 for heads of households, and
- $150,000 for single people.
This affects all employers who pay an employee wages that on an annualized basis exceed these income thresholds.
When did this start?
Jan. 1, 2013. Employers should begin using the revised withholding tables and formula immediately.
Important information for employers and employees
The new bracket applies to all wages paid in 2013. Since the new withholding tables and formula were not available until June 2013, some employees may owe tax when they file their 2013 Minnesota income tax return next year. We recommend that you share this information with your employees.
Employees who expect to be affected by the new 9.85 percent bracket may want to complete Form W-4MN
to have additional tax withheld from their wages, or make estimated income tax payments
to ensure they have enough credit to offset the tax due on their 2013 income tax return.