Alabama Income Tax Calculator

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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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Alabama income tax calculation

The Heart of Dixie has one of the lowest median household income in the USA at is $52,035 (2022).

Brief summary of income tax in Alabama:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2% to 5%
  • there is a 0.5% – 2% local income tax in some cities
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deduction and exemptions at a state level
Alabama United States

From Wikipedia

Calculating your Alabama state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll taxes in Alabama.

State income tax brackets

Each filer type has different progressive tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $500 2.00%
$501 – $3,000 4.00%
$3,001+ 5.00%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $1,000 2.00%
$1,001 – $6,000 4.00%
$6,001+ 5.00%

Local income tax

Occupational tax is based on gross income.

Tax year Taxable income City Rate
2022
2021
2020
Any Attalla 2.00%
Auburn 1.00%
Bear Creek 1.00%
Bessemer 1.00%
Birmingham 1.00%
Brilliant 1.00%
Fairfield 1.00%
Gadsden 2.00%
Glencoe 2.00%
Goodwater 0.75%
Guin 1.00%
Hacklebug 1.00%
Haleyville 1.00%
Hamilton 1.00%
Leeds 1.00%
Lynn 1.00%
Midfield 1.00%
Mosses 1.00%
Opelika 1.50%
Rainbow City 2.00%
Red Bay 0.50%
Shorter 1.00%
Southside 2.00%
Sulligent 1.00%
Tuskegee 2.00%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Adjusted gross income Standard deduction amount
2022
2021
2020
Single $0 – $20,499 $2,500
$20,500 – $20,999 $2,475
$21,000 – $21,499 $2,450
$21,500 – $21,999 $2,425
$22,000 – $22,499 $2,400
$22,500 – $22,999 $2,375
$23,000 – $23,499 $2,350
$23,500 – $23,999 $2,325
$24,000 – $24,499 $2,300
$24,500 – $24,999 $2,275
$25,000 – $25,499 $2,250
$25,500 – $25,999 $2,225
$26,000 – $26,499 $2,200
$26,500 – $26,999 $2,175
$27,000 – $27,499 $2,150
$27,500 – $27,999 $2,125
$28,000 – $28,499 $2,100
$28,500 – $28,999 $2,075
$29,000 – $29,499 $2,050
$29,500 – $29,999 $2,025
$30,000+ $2,000
Married, Filing Jointly $0 – $20,499 $7,500
$20,500 – $20,999 $7,325
$21,000 – $21,499 $7,150
$21,500 – $21,999 $6,975
$22,000 – $22,499 $6,800
$22,500 – $22,999 $6,625
$23,000 – $23,499 $6,450
$23,500 – $23,999 $6,275
$24,000 – $24,499 $6,100
$24,500 – $24,999 $5,925
$25,000 – $25,499 $5,750
$25,500 – $25,999 $5,575
$26,000 – $26,499 $5,400
$26,500 – $26,999 $5,225
$27,000 – $27,499 $5,050
$27,500 – $27,999 $4,875
$28,000 – $28,499 $4,700
$28,500 – $28,999 $4,525
$29,000 – $29,499 $4,350
$29,500 – $29,999 $4,175
$30,000+ $4,000
Married, Filing Separately $0 – $10,249 $3,750
$10,250 – $10,499 $3,662
$10,500 – $10,749 $3,574
$10,750 – $10,999 $3,486
$11,000 – $11,249 $3,398
$11,250 – $11,499 $3,310
$11,500 – $11,749 $3,222
$11,750 – $11,999 $3,134
$12,000 – $12,249 $3,046
$12,250 – $12,499 $2,958
$12,500 – $12,749 $2,870
$12,750 – $12,999 $2,782
$13,000 – $13,249 $2,694
$13,250 – $13,499 $2,606
$13,500 – $13,749 $2,518
$13,750 – $13,999 $2,430
$14,000 – $14,249 $2,342
$14,250 – $14,499 $2,254
$14,500 – $14,749 $2,166
$14,750 – $14,999 $2,078
$15,000+ $2,000
Head of Household $0 – $20,499 $4,700
$20,500 – $20,999 $4,565
$21,000 – $21,499 $4,430
$21,500 – $21,999 $4,295
$22,000 – $22,499 $4,160
$22,500 – $22,999 $4,025
$23,000 – $23,499 $3,890
$23,500 – $23,999 $3,755
$24,000 – $24,499 $3,620
$24,500 – $24,999 $3,485
$25,000 – $25,499 $3,350
$25,500 – $25,999 $3,215
$26,000 – $26,499 $3,080
$26,500 – $26,999 $2,945
$27,000 – $27,499 $2,810
$27,500 – $27,999 $2,675
$28,000 – $28,499 $2,540
$28,500 – $28,999 $2,405
$29,000 – $29,499 $2,270
$29,500 – $29,999 $2,135
$30,000+ $2,000

State exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022
2021
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$1,500
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $3,000
Dependent(s) $1,000
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$1,500
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $3,000
Dependent(s) $500

FAQs

How do I calculate my Alabama income tax?

Just four easy steps to calculate your Alabama income tax.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

There is not state payroll tax.

How much is $48,000 a year after taxes in Alabama?

The total income tax is $9,857.50 for a single filer. The after-tax income is $38,142.50.