By Mark Trumbull | Content provided by CSMonitor.com
Your taxes are probably going up, but not as much as they would have without a "fiscal cliff" deal.
That's the short summary of what's in store for US households now that a fiscal bargain between the White House and Congress has been reached.
The welcome news for personal pocketbooks is that most Americans will see no change in their income-tax rates.
But the amount of taxes paid will still rise, for two major reasons: First, workers will owe 2 percent more of their paychecks to the government in 2013 because Congress is allowing a temporary payroll-tax cut to expire. Second, tax rates are rising for households that earn more than $450,000.