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2 New Tax Hikes You've Never Even Heard Of

Big increases in payroll taxes affected nearly all working Americans, while the return of the 39.6% tax bracket and the new Medicare surtax were aimed at higher-income taxpayers. Yet on top of those well-known increases, some additional lesser-known provisions will also hit some taxpayers starting this year.

In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger goes through two tax increases that took effect at the beginning of 2013. The provisions don't raise taxes directly, but by taking away valuable benefits like itemized deductions and personal exemptions, they have every bit as important an impact on tax liability as a higher tax bracket would. Dan explains how these provisions work and how you can tell whether they'll affect you.

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Dan Caplinger
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Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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