an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on wages, other compensation and self-employment income.
Taxes went up a bit, and deductions - people's ability to shelter some of their wages from taxes - went down a bit. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, career-age people are paying income tax on their healthcare expenditures:
Many people under 65 with large medical bills will discover they can't deduct as much as they could a year ago.
But whose tax policy is this? Many voters blame Obama, but that may be a bit oversimplified. Congress had a hand in these matters as well.