For most individuals, the federal income tax rates for 2013 will be the same as last year.  However, the Taxpayer Relief Act, passed early this year, increased the maximum rates for higher-income individuals to 39.6% (up from 35%) on ordinary income and 20% (up from 15%) on capital gains and dividends.  These increases will hit married filing joint (MFJ) couples with taxable income above $450,000 ($400,000 for singles).  In addition, the new 0.9% Medicare tax

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