South Dakota 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 South Dakota, 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 South Dakota, as it shows you how much income tax you have to pay based on your salary and personal details.

To learn more about South Dakota, 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 South Dakota?

The state income tax rate in South Dakota is 0% 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 South Dakota?

South Dakota does not have a state income tax so there are no tax brackets. However, there are still tax brackets for federal income tax. For more details, check out our detail section.

How Your South Dakota Paycheck Works

Located in the heart of the American Midwest, South Dakota is a land of rolling prairies, rugged Badlands, and expansive national parks. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, the state is a popular destination for adventurers and history buffs alike.

Along with its scenic vistas and storied past, South Dakota is also home to a thriving economy, driven by a diverse range of industries from agriculture and manufacturing to healthcare and finance. And at the heart of this bustling economic landscape lies the humble paycheck, a crucial component of every worker's financial well-being. So, how do paychecks work in South Dakota? Let's take a closer look.

One of the most unique and attractive features of South Dakota is that it has no state income tax. This means that you don't have to pay any taxes to the state government on your income. This includes wages, salaries, tips, bonuses, commissions or any other income you earn from your job. You also won't have to file a state tax return at the end of the year. This can save you a lot of time and money compared to other states that have state income taxes.

Instead, South Dakota relies more on other sources of revenue, such as sales tax and property tax. Fortunately, these are not too high. The state is generally a tax friendly place.

That said, just because there is no state income tax does not mean that your paycheck will not see any taxes at all. You will still have to pay federal income tax to the federal government, which is based on your income level, filing status, and other details. When you start a new job, your employer will ask that you fill out Form W-4 which allows them to calculate how much federal income tax to withhold from your paycheck.

You should review and update your W-4 form whenever you have a major life change, such as getting married, having a child, etc. This will ensure that your withholding matches your tax liability as closely as possible.

Another type of tax that will be withheld from your paycheck is the set of FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. These taxes fund two federal programs: Social Security and Medicare. Social Security provides benefits for retired workers and disabled workers. Medicare provides health insurance for people who are 65 or older, disabled or have certain medical conditions.

The Social Security tax rate is 6.2% for both employees and employers, up to a maximum wage base of $147,000 for 2022. This means that income over this amount will not see Social Security tax. The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% for both employees and employers, with no wage limit. However, if you earn more than a set ceiling, you will have to pay an additional 0.9% Medicare surtax on the excess amount.

Putting it all together, the total FICA tax rate for most employees is 7.65% of their gross income (6.2% + 1.45%). Aside from the surtax, your employer will match this amount and pay it to the federal government on your behalf.

If your job has any benefits, these may also affect your paycheck. Many workers tend to be offered health insurance and 401(k) retirement accounts, for example. These two are classified as pre-tax items. Payments and contributions of this type are subtracted from your gross pay before taxes are calculated. This lowers your taxable income for federal income tax which can then help lower your taxes.

The opposite of pre-tax amounts would be post-tax amounts. If you have any of these, they would be subtracted from your pay after taxes. In doing so, they would not affect your taxes.

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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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