The tax burden on middle- and higher-income families would rise if the package of tax breaks is allowed to expire at year-end, according to an analytical breakdown by Deloitte Tax.

The analysis by the Big Four firm compares two families of four -- one that earns the median income figure of $63,000, while the other sample family earns $150,000. According to the experts at Deloitte, the family at the $150,000 level would absorb a tax increase of some $1,800, while the family at the $63,000 level would see a tax increase of $700.

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