red indicates the start of an income bracket
yellow indicates taxes
green indicates taxed income
blue indicates income that isn't taxed because of deductions/exemptions
this visualizer uses 2016 numbers, the standard deduction, the personal exemption, and single filing status.
the personal exemption just goes away over $259k rather than phasing out, since it is assumed that if you are making that much you don't need this thing.
i'm sure it can break in various ways.
please don't base your tax return on these numbers.