Georgia Paycheck Calculator

Easily estimate take home pay after income tax so you can have an idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget

Last reviewed on January 29, 2023
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Enter your employment income into the paycheck calculator above to estimate how taxes in Georgia, USA may affect your finances. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, an estimated breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget.

This paycheck calculator also works as an income tax calculator for Georgia, as it shows you how much income tax you have to pay based on your salary and personal details.

To learn more about Georgia, its income tax, and tax brackets, so that you can get a deeper understanding of how your budget and finances may be affected, scroll down to the detail section below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the income tax rate in Georgia?

The state income tax rate in Georgia is progressive and ranges from 1% to 5.75% while federal income tax rates range from 10% to 37% depending on your income. This paycheck calculator can help estimate your take home pay and your average income tax rate.

How many income tax brackets are there in Georgia?

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

How Your Georgia Paycheck Works

Georgia, the land of peaches, sweet tea, and Southern hospitality, is known for its rich history, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture. From the charming streets of Savannah to the bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia is a state that truly has it all.

Amidst the beauty and charm, there's something that every Georgian knows all too well - the importance of a paycheck. Whether you're a local or a newcomer to the Peach State, understanding how paychecks work in Georgia is crucial to living and working in this wonderful state.

When you get paid, you might notice that it’s not exactly the same amount as your agreed-upon salary or hourly wage. That’s because there are various taxes and withholdings that are taken out of your gross pay before it reaches your bank account. These include federal income tax, Social Security tax, Medicare tax, and state income tax.

Whenever you start a new job, your employer will ask you to fill out two forms to determine how much tax will be withheld from your paycheck: the federal Form W-4 and the state Form G-4 (Georgia Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate). These forms allow you to claim withholding allowances based on your personal and financial situation. You can update these forms anytime if your circumstances change.

Federal income tax is a progressive tax that depends on your filing status, income level, and more. Generally, the more you earn, the higher your federal income tax rate will be. Along with your provided information, employers typically also make use of IRS withholding tables and other tools to help estimate how much federal income tax will be withheld from each paycheck.

Social Security tax and Medicare tax are also known as FICA taxes. These taxes fund the retirement and health care benefits for current and future beneficiaries. Social Security tax is 6.2% of your gross pay up to a certain limit ($147,000 in 2022), while Medicare tax is 1.45% of your gross pay with no limit. If you earn more than certain thresholds, you will also pay an additional 0.9% Medicare surtax.

Another type of tax that will be withheld from your paycheck is Georgia state income tax. This is a tax that applies only to Georgia residents or nonresidents who earn income from sources within Georgia. Georgia has a progressive income tax system with six different tax brackets that range from 1% to 5.75%. These brackets vary based on your filing status. The state income tax is calculated based on your taxable income, which is your gross income minus any adjustments and deductions allowed by Georgia law.

Besides taxes, there may be other items withheld from your paycheck such as health insurance premiums, retirement contributions, etc. These withholdings vary depending on your employer’s policies and your personal choices.

Some of these items are considered pre-tax, meaning they are subtracted from your gross income before taxes are calculated. These lower your taxable income and your tax liability. Examples of pre-tax items include 401(k) contributions, health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), etc.

Other items are considered post-tax, meaning they are subtracted from your net income after taxes are calculated. These do not affect your taxable income or your tax liability. Examples of post-tax items include Roth IRA contributions, charitable donations, etc.

State Income Tax Brackets

Married Filing Jointly or Head of Household
Married Filing Separately

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 7501%
From 750 to 2,2502%
From 2,250 to 3,7503%
From 3,750 to 5,2504%
From 5,250 to 7,0005%
From 7,000 onwards5.75%

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 1,0001%
From 1,000 to 3,0002%
From 3,000 to 5,0003%
From 5,000 to 7,0004%
From 7,000 to 10,0005%
From 10,000 onwards5.75%

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 5001%
From 500 to 1,5002%
From 1,500 to 2,5003%
From 2,500 to 3,5004%
From 3,500 to 5,0005%
From 5,000 onwards5.75%

The number of tax brackets are the same regardless of your filing status, but the amounts for each bracket differ. For example, those that are married filing jointly or filing as head of household have their tax bracket amounts increased. Those that are married filing separately see amounts half that of those married filing jointly.

Both a state standard deduction and a personal exemption exist and vary depending on your filing status.

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  • Estimated results are just estimates. They are not a guarantee of future results.
  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This paycheck calculator only provides a rough estimate according to the most common scenarios for 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.
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