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

To learn more about West Virginia, 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 West Virginia?

The state income tax rate in West Virginia is progressive and ranges from 3% to 6.5% 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 West Virginia?

The state income tax system in West Virginia has five different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.

How Your West Virginia Paycheck Works

West Virginia is a state of contrasts. It is home to the majestic Appalachian Mountains, the birthplace of Mother’s Day, and believe it or not, the place where the pepperoni roll was first invented.

The Mountain State is also known for its coal mining industry, its rich musical heritage, and its friendly people. Whether you are a native West Virginian or a newcomer, a fact of life is that most everyone has to work for a living and earn a paycheck.

Here, income tax will be the main thing withheld from your paycheck.

The federal government requires your employer to withhold a portion of your income for federal income tax purposes. To determine how much tax to withhold, you will typically fill out a Form W-4 when you start a job. The Form W-4 has several steps that you can complete to adjust your withholding based on your personal situation. This helps your employer figure out how much to withhold.

In addition to federal income tax, you will also have to pay state income tax. West Virginia has a progressive, five bracket state income tax system with rates ranging from 3% to 6.5%. This means that higher income brackets are taxed at higher rates. You can adjust your state tax withholding by filling out a Form WV IT-104 and giving it to your employer.

In addition to state and federal income taxes, you also need to pay payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. These are flat taxes that apply to all workers, regardless of income level.

The Social Security tax rate is 6.2% and the Medicare tax rate is 1.45%. Your employer matches these amounts, so the total payroll tax rate is 15.3%. However, there is a cap on the Social Security tax, which means that you only pay this tax on the first $147,000 of your earnings in 2022. There is no cap on the Medicare tax. Additionally, earners with high income levels will see a 0.9% Medicare surtax on top.

Depending on where you work in West Virginia, you may also have to pay a city service user fee. This is a flat fee that some municipalities charge to people who work within their boundaries. It's used to fund various city services, such as police, fire, sanitation, and recreation. The amount of the fee varies by city, but it typically ranges from $2 to $10 per week. Since these are technically fees and not taxes, they won't show up on any of your tax forms.

Aside from taxes and fees, you may also have some voluntary benefits paid with your paycheck. These consist of items you choose to have withheld from your pay for various purposes, such as retirement savings, health insurance premiums, life insurance premiums, union dues, charitable contributions, or other things.

The amount and frequency of these depend on your employer’s policies and your enrollment choices. Some of these may be pre-tax, meaning that they reduce your taxable income which then lowers how much tax you owe. Others may be post-tax, meaning that they are taken out of your net pay after taxes.

State Income Tax Brackets

Single, Married Filing Jointly, or Head of Household
Married Filing Separately

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 10,0003%
From 10,000 to 25,0004%
From 25,000 to 40,0004.5%
From 40,000 to 60,0006%
From 60,000 onwards6.5%

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 5,0003%
From 5,000 to 12,5004%
From 12,500 to 20,0004.5%
From 20,000 to 30,0006%
From 30,000 onwards6.5%

Those that are filing as married filing separately also see the same tax rate range, but have their tax bracket amounts set to half of those married filing jointly.

A state standard deduction exists and varies depending on your filing status. Low income earners with an income under a certain amount are eligible for additional deductions in the form of an income exclusion.

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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.
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