California 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
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Federal Income Tax$ 0

State Income Tax$ 0

State Tax Credits$ 0

Social Security$ 0

Medicare$ 0

State Disability Insurance$ 0

State Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)$ 0

State Unemployment Insurance$ 0

State Worker Comp$ 0

State Transit Tax$ 0

City Tax$ 0

Total Tax$ 0

Salary After Tax$ 0

Federal Deductions$ 0

State Deductions$ 0

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Map of California, USA

Enter your salary into the calculator above to find out how taxes in California, 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 California, 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

  • 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.

The state of California

In 1542, the Spanish expedition led by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo used the name California to name the region. This name most likely comes from a fictional island paradise also named California which was described in a Spanish novel that was published in 1510.

After Alaska and Texas, California is the third largest state. California's admission into the Union in 1850 as the 31st state was aided by the discovery of gold and the immigration of thousands of "forty-niners" in 1849.

California has the highest population of any state in the nation and is also a very important agricultural state in America. Additionally, it is also the home of Hollywood which is the center of America's movie and television industry.

The state's outdoor way of life is attractive to a lot of visitors and residents alike. The warm, dry climate makes it possible for outdoor recreation most of the year.

Geographically, the High Sierra Nevada can be seen near the eastern border while the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the west has rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. The Coast Ranges in the northwest have thick redwood forests and there are dramatic deserts across the southeast.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the income tax rate in California?

The state income tax rate in California is progressive and ranges from 1% to 13.3% while federal income tax rates range from 10% to 37% depending on your income. This income tax calculator can help estimate your average income tax rate and your salary after tax.

How many income tax brackets are there in California?

The state income tax system in California has 10 different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.

California Income Tax Brackets and Other Information

The state income tax system in California 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. The tax brackets are different depending on your filing status. Those that are filing as single or married filing separately see tax rates that range from 1% to 13.3%.

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 8,9321%
From 8,932 to 21,1752%
From 21,175 to 33,4214%
From 33,421 to 46,3946%
From 46,394 to 58,6348%
From 58,634 to 299,5089.3%
From 299,508 to 359,40710.3%
From 359,407 to 599,01211.3%
From 599,012 to 1,000,00012.3%
From 1,000,000 onwards13.3%

Those that are married filing jointly see the same tax rate range, but have their tax bracket amounts doubled.

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 17,8641%
From 17,864 to 42,3502%
From 42,350 to 66,8424%
From 66,842 to 92,7886%
From 92,788 to 117,2688%
From 117,268 to 599,0169.3%
From 599,016 to 718,81410.3%
From 718,814 to 1,198,02411.3%
From 1,198,024 to 2,000,00012.3%
From 2,000,000 onwards13.3%

Those that are filing as head of household also see the same tax rate range, but have their tax bracket amounts adjusted.

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 17,8761%
From 17,876 to 42,3532%
From 42,353 to 54,5974%
From 54,597 to 67,5696%
From 67,569 to 79,8128%
From 79,812 to 407,3299.3%
From 407,329 to 488,79610.3%
From 488,796 to 814,65811.3%
From 814,658 to 1,000,00012.3%
From 1,000,000 onwards13.3%

Both a state standard deduction and a personal exemption exist and vary depending on your filing status. California also has a disability insurance tax and also some standard tax credits as well.

For sales tax, please visit our California Sales Tax Rates and Calculator page.


Show Details about Federal Income Tax

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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Income Tax Calculator Disclaimer

  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This income tax 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 income tax calculator only estimates income tax. It does not consider other taxes like property tax, self-employment tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax, etc.
  • Income tax 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 income tax calculator will always be accurate. Generally, we review changes once a year. If you notice a major miscalculation or error with our income tax 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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