United States Income Tax Calculator

Find out how much your salary is after tax so you can have a better idea of what to expect when planning your budget
Updated for 2021 Tax Year
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Enter your salary into the calculator above to find out how taxes in USA affect your income. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, a detailed breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to expect when planning your budget.

If you make 0 a year living in USA, we estimate that you'll be taxed 0. In almost all cases, your employer will automatically withhold this amount from your paychecks and thus your take home pay should be around 0 per year or 0 per month. Lastly, your average tax rate ends up being around 0 %. Note that this estimate is based only on the most common standard deductions and credits, if any. If you are eligible for additional deductions and credits, your taxes may be lower.

Special Notes

  • Some states have not released their values and figures for the upcoming 2021 tax year yet. In such cases, values from the current 2020 tax year are used in our calculations.
  • If a state has zero income tax, this usually means they find creative ways to tax you in other ways in order to compensate. For example, this could potentially be through higher property taxes, higher sales taxes, fewer state services, fewer state benefits, etc. Obviously, each state will be different and this may not be the case in every state.

What is the income tax rate in the US?

The personal income tax rate in the US is progressive and assessed both on the federal level and the state level. Federal tax rates range from 10% to 37% depending on your income while state income tax rates vary widely. Some cities may impose city level income taxes too. For more details, check out our detail sections.

Details about federal income tax in the US

The personal income tax system in the United States is a progressive tax system. This means that your income is split into multiple brackets where lower brackets are taxed at lower rates and higher brackets are taxed at higher rates. Federal tax rates range from 10% to 37% with each bracket being shifted slightly depending an individual's filing status.

Federal Income Tax Brackets

Married Filing Jointly
Married Filing Separately
Head of Household

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 9,95010%
From 9,950 to 40,52512%
From 40,525 to 86,37522%
From 86,375 to 164,92524%
From 164,925 to 209,42532%
From 209,425 to 523,60035%
From 523,600 onwards37%

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 19,90010%
From 19,900 to 81,05012%
From 81,050 to 172,75022%
From 172,750 to 329,85024%
From 329,850 to 418,85032%
From 418,850 to 628,30035%
From 628,300 onwards37%

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 9,95010%
From 9,950 to 40,52512%
From 40,525 to 86,37522%
From 86,375 to 164,92524%
From 164,925 to 209,42532%
From 209,425 to 314,15035%
From 314,150 onwards37%

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 14,20010%
From 14,200 to 54,20012%
From 54,200 to 86,35022%
From 86,350 to 164,90024%
From 164,900 to 209,40032%
From 209,400 to 523,60035%
From 523,600 onwards37%

Besides the federal progressive tax bracket system, there also exists the alternative minimum tax (AMT) system primarily for high income earners with alternative income streams. Since our focus is on normal employment income, we will not cover that topic here.

Federal standard deductions in the US

Taxpayers have two options when it comes to deductions. They can choose to individually itemize their deductions or they can select the standard deduction. For most individuals, the standard deduction will be larger than their itemized deduction and thus would be the better choice.

For 2021 tax year

Filing StatusFederal Standard Deduction Amount
Married Filing Jointly$25,100
Married Filing Separately$12,550
Head of Household$18,800

Individuals age 65 an over and/or disabled are eligible for a slightly higher standard deduction for all filing statuses.

Non-residents are not eligible for any standard deductions on the federal level.

Social Security in the US

Social Security, which is administered by the Social Security Administration, is the commonly used term for the federal Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.

Along with medicare, contributions to these are automatically withheld and deducted from your paychecks by your employer just like with both federal and state income taxes.

For employees, the contribution rate for social security is 6.2% while the contribution rate for medicare is 1.45%. Employers also contribute in equal amounts.

Social security contributions have a maximum cap on the applicable income which is called the wage base limit. For 2021, the wage base limit for social security contributions is $142,800.

Medicare contributions do not have any maximum cap on applicable income. Additionally, high income earners above a certain threshold, which varies depending on filing status, must contribute an extra 0.9% to medicare.

Resident status and income tax in the US

The United States is unique in that it levies tax on its citizens and residents on their worldwide income regardless of where they live or stay in the world. Note that many tax treaties do exist between the United States and other countries which help to reduce the tax burden by eliminating double taxation (being taxed on the same income by multiple countries).

Non-resident foreign nationals are generally taxed only on their US-sourced income and income that is related with a US trade or US business.

Foreign nationals can be considered residents under a wide variety of scenarios along with an equally wide variety of exceptions. One basic scenario is being a permanent resident in the way of possessing a green card. Another relatively basic scenario is via the "substantial presence test" which, for the most part, states that individuals that stay for at least 31 days in the current year plus a combined total of 183 equivalent days during the current year and prior two years may also be considered residents. Determining residence can get extremely complex really quickly, so for more details, please consult with a tax professional.

For foreign nationals, there are pros and cons with being considered a resident. First and foremost, being a resident would entail being taxed on their worldwide income which one might initially think would result in a higher tax bill, but it's important to note that non-residents are ineligible for most tax deductions and tax credits which basically help lower your tax. So, for foreign nationals, it's entirely possible that taxes may be lower when filing as a resident despite the drawback of being taxed on worldwide income.


Quick Facts about The United States

  • Main Language(s):English
  • Currency:US Dollar ($)
  • Capital:Washington DC
  • Total Population:331,449,281
  • Most Populous City:New York City
  • Time Zone(s):UTC−4 to −12, +10, +11
    (Summer: UTC−4 to −10)
  • International Phone Code:+1
  • Driving Side:Right
  • Climate:Extremely varied, almost every kind of climate type exists in the US

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Tax Calculator Disclaimer

  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This calculator only provides an estimate according to the most common scenarios for salary (standard employment income) that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
  • There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
  • Depending on region and jurisdiction, salary bonuses may be treated and taxed differently from standard salary. Additionally, some cities may have city specific income tax.
  • This calculator only estimates income tax. It does not consider other taxes like property tax, self-employment tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax, etc.
  • Calculators from other sites may show slightly different numbers due to different deductions/credits being included or they are based on data from a different year.
  • Investomatica is not a tax advisor. While we try our best to stay up to date with changes in tax codes, we make no guarantee our calculator will always be accurate. Generally, we review changes once a year. If you notice a major miscalculation or error with our calculator (most likely caused by a typo somewhere), feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know. However, if you have specific tax questions, please consult a licensed tax professional.

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