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Tax changes hit higher-income people, same-sex married couples; medical deductions harder

This undated photo provided by Ernst & Young LLP shows Greg Rosica, contributing author to the EY Tax Guide 2014 and EY Tax Partner, in Tampa, Fla. Same-sex married couples have the option of filing amended returns going back to 2010, using the married filing jointly status. Rosica said each couple will have to look at their individual circumstances to see if that’s beneficial from a tax perspective. (AP Photo/Ernst & Young LLP )

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This undated photo provided by Ernst & Young LLP shows Greg Rosica, contributing author to the EY Tax Guide 2014 and EY Tax Partner, in Tampa, Fla. Same-sex married couples have the option of filing amended returns going back to 2010, using the married filing jointly status. Rosica said each couple will have to look at their individual circumstances to see if that’s beneficial from a tax perspective. (AP Photo/Ernst & Young LLP )

WASHINGTON - Higher-income Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their 2013 returns in the next couple of months. Taxpayers also will have a harder time taking medical deductions.

Other changes this year: The tax rate tables and standard deduction have been adjusted for inflation, and the Alternative Minimum Tax has been patched to prevent more middle-income taxpayers from being drawn in. There's now a simpler way to compute the home office deduction.

Though the tax changes were set early, the filing season is being delayed because of the two-week government shutdown last October. People won't be able to begin filing federal returns until Jan. 31.

That doesn't change the deadline, however. It's still April 15.

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