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What are the Thresholds?

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2502. What are the Thresholds?

The thresholds for 2008 are $164,000 for individuals with the tax filing status of Married filing jointly and $82,000 for all other tax filing statuses.

The Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) thresholds used for Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) determinations are tied to the consumer price index and will be published annually by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Last Revised: Feb. 1, 2008

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