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New Tax Hikes in Reid Bill

12:26 PM, Dec 19, 2009 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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The Hill's Mike O'Brien reports:

Where the first version of the bill called for a 0.5 percent additional tax on high-earning Americans' FICA and SECA taxes, the manager's amendment increases the levy to a 0.9 percent rate.

The tax, which would begin in 2013, would apply to incomes in excess of $250,000 for a joint tax return and over $200,000 for any other tax filing.

That's not all. The manager's amendment also increases the tax on medical devices, levies a tax on "indoor tanning services," and increases the penalty for violation of the mandate for families with incomes of more than $37,500.