United States Salary Tax Calculator for 2017/18

You are able to use our United States Salary Tax Calculator in order to determine how much of your annual salary goes into your bank account, and how much of it goes towards payments such as:

  • - Federal taxes
  • - State taxes
  • - Medicare
  • - Social security
  • - Other payments

While there are many deductions made to your salary, there are often deductions made from your taxable amount based on certain living circumstances or health concerns. After entering all of the necessary information, including your salary amount and filing status, simply click on the 'Calculate' button. Once you have clicked on the calculate button, a detailed breakdown of your annual tax payments will be shown, along with a graph detailing these payments. On top of this, the breakdown will include details about the payments made annually, monthly, weekly, and daily, providing you with as much detail as possible about the tax that you will be paying.

The results that the calculator give you are calculated with consideration to the most recent income tax and social security information available for the tax year 2017/18.

2017/2018 Federal and State Income Tax Salary Calculator

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Calculation Results:

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Gross Yearly Income Yearly Taxes Yearly Take Home Effective Tax Rate
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Taxable Income
Federal Tax
State Tax    
Social Security
Medicare
Total FICA
You Take Home
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Using the United States Tax Calculator

Using the United States Tax Calculator is fairly simple.

  • First, enter your 'Gross Salary' amount where shown.
  • Next, select the 'Filing Status' drop down menu and choose which option applies to you. If you are filing taxes and are married, you have the option to file your taxes along with your partner.
  • Next, select the 'State' drop down menu and choose whichever state you live in. This section allows for state tax to be calculated, although the option to not consider state tax is given.
  • Next, enter the number of dependents that you will be declaring in the box marked 'No. Dependents'.
  • Finally, if there are any other deductions that you would like to apply then enter them in the 'Monthly Deductions' box. This includes any retirement plan contributions that you may be putting aside each month.

After completing the above steps and assuring yourself that you have entered all of the correct information, click on the 'Calculate' button which will then display an annual, monthly, weekly, and daily breakdown of your taxes, along with providing you a graphical representation of these analytics. All of the taxes that are take into account, and that you are able to see, when using this calculator include:

  • - Gross Income
  • - Taxable Income
  • - Federal Tax
  • - State Tax
  • - Social Security
  • - Medicare
  • - Total FICA Costs (Federal Insurance Contributions Act)

How is the Tax Calculation Done?

The calculator takes your gross income, along with the other information you provided it with, and uses it to calculate the final amount that you take home. For example, if you are a filing your taxes as 'single', have no children, are below the age of 65, and you are not blind, with the consideration of the standard tax deduction your calculation would look like this:

  • Starting with your salary of $40,000, your standard deduction of $6,350 and your personal exemption of $4,050 are both deducted. This makes your total taxable income amount $29,600.
  • Given that the first tax bracket is 10%, you will pay 10% tax on $9,325 of your income. This comes to $932.50.
  • Given that the second tax bracket is 15%, once we have taken the previously taxes $9,325 away from $29,600 we are left with a total taxable amount of $20,275.
  • After taking 15% tax from that $20,275 we are left with $3,041.25 of tax.
  • Overall, the total amount of tax you will be paying is $3,973.75.

While income tax is the largest of the costs, many others (listed above) are taken into account in the calculation. For example, FICA taxes are calculated as such:

  • Starting with your gross income of $40,000, 6.2% of that is taken for Social Security costs, taking $2,480 from you.
  • 1.45% of your gross income is taken for your Medicare costs, taking $580 from you.
  • Your employer pays FICA tax, with is $3,060 (the addition of both your Social Security costs and your Medicare costs).
  • The total federal tax that you would pay is $7,033.75 (equal to your income tax, on top of your Medicare and Social Security costs).

With all this in mind, the total amount that you would take home is $32,966.25.


2017 Federal Tax Brackets & Tax Rates

2017 Tax Brackets
Tax Rate Single filers Married filing jointly Married filing separately Head of Household
10% Up to $9,325 Up to $18,650 Up to $9,325 Up to $13,350
15% $9,326 to $37,950 $18,651 to $75,900 $9,326 to $37,950 $13,351 to $50,800
25% $37,951 to $91,900 $75,901 to $153,100 $37,951 to $76,550 $50,801 to $131,200
28% $91,901 to $191,650 $153,101 to $233,350 $76,551 to $116,675 $131,201 to $212,500
33% $191,651 to $416,700 $233,351 to $416,700 $116,676 to $208,350 $212,501 to $416,700
35% $416,701 to $418,400 $416,701 to $470,700 $208,351 to $235,350 $416,701 to $444,550
39.6% $418,401 or more $470,701 or more $235,351 or more $444,551 or more