United States Salary Tax Calculator
|You Take Home||$33,899.50||$2,824.96||$652.42||$130.48|
Using the United States Tax Calculator
Using the United States Tax Calculator is fairly simple.
- First, enter your 'Gross Salary' amount where shown.
- Next, select the 'Filing Status' drop down menu and choose which option applies to you. If you are filing taxes and are married, you have the option to file your taxes along with your partner.
- Next, select the 'State' drop down menu and choose whichever state you live in. This section allows for state tax to be calculated, although the option to not consider state tax is given.
- Next, enter the number of dependents that you will be declaring in the box marked 'No. Dependents'.
- Finally, if there are any other deductions that you would like to apply then enter them in the 'Monthly Deductions' box. This includes any retirement plan contributions that you may be putting aside each month.
After completing the above steps and assuring yourself that you have entered all of the correct information, click on the 'Calculate' button which will then display an annual, monthly, weekly, and daily breakdown of your taxes, along with providing you a graphical representation of these analytics. All of the taxes that are take into account, and that you are able to see, when using this calculator include:
- - Gross Income
- - Taxable Income
- - Federal Tax
- - State Tax
- - Social Security
- - Medicare
- - Total FICA Costs (Federal Insurance Contributions Act)
How is the Tax Calculation Done?
The calculator takes your gross income, along with the other information you provided it with, and uses it to calculate the final amount that you take home. For example, if you are filing your taxes as 'single', have no children, are below the age of 65, and you are not blind, with the consideration of the standard tax deduction your calculation would look like this:
- Starting with your salary of $40,000, your standard deduction of $12,950 is deducted (the personal exemption of $4,050 is eliminated for 2018–2025). This makes your total taxable income amount $27,050.
- Given that the first tax bracket is 10%, you will pay 10% tax on $10,275 of your income. This comes to $1,027.50.
- Given that the second tax bracket is 12%, once we have taken the previously taxes $10,275 away from $27,050 we are left with a total taxable amount of $16,775.
- After taking 12% tax from that $16,775 we are left with $2,013 of tax.
- Overall, the total amount of tax you will be paying is $3,040.50 ($1,027.50 + $2,013).
While income tax is the largest of the costs, many others (listed above) are taken into account in the calculation. For example, FICA taxes are calculated as such:
- Starting with your gross income of $40,000, 6.2% of that is taken for Social Security costs, taking $2,480 from you.
- 1.45% of your gross income is taken for your Medicare costs, taking $580 from you.
- Your employer pays FICA tax, with is $3,060 (the addition of both your Social Security costs and your Medicare costs).
- The total federal tax that you would pay is $6,100.50 (equal to your income tax, on top of your Medicare and Social Security costs).
With all this in mind, the total amount that you would take home is $33,899.50.
2022 Federal Tax Brackets & Tax Rates
|2022 Tax Brackets|
|Tax Rate||Single filers||Married filing jointly||Married filing separately||Head of Household|
|10%||Up to $10,275||Up to $20,550||Up to $10,275||Up to $14,650|
|12%||$10,276 to $41,775||$20,551 to $83,550||$10,276 to $41,775||$14,651 to $55,900|
|22%||$41,776 to $89,075||$83,551 to $178,150||$41,776 to $89,075||$55,901 to $89,050|
|24%||$89,076 to $170,050||$178,151 to $340,100||$89,076 to $170,050||$89,051 to $170,050|
|32%||$170,051 to $215,950||$340,101 to $431,900||$170,051 to $215,950||$170,051 to $215,950|
|35%||$215,951 to $539,900||$431,901 to $647,850||$215,951 to $323,925||$215,951 to $539,900|
|37%||$539,901 or more||$647,851 or more||$332,926 or more||$539,901 or more|