marginal tax rate

Definition

The ordinary rate of income tax charged on the last dollar of income; generally used to estimate calculations for investment decisions. See marginal rate

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By contributing at least three thousand dollars to an IRA, I was able to keep my marginal tax rate at 15%.

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The marginal tax rate was used as we had expected to increase our profits slightly so the present tax rate was relevant.

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The marginal tax rate of the couple was very low compared to the tax rates in the charts provided by the IRS because they had so many credits they could apply.

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