California Income Tax Calculator

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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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California income tax calculation

The Golden State is the most populous US state and has a diverse economy. Not suprisingly, California has one of the highest median household income at $81,575 (2021).

Brief summary of California state income tax:

  • state income tax ranges from 1% to 13.3%
  • no local income tax
  • subject to State Disability Insurance (SDI)
  • has state-level standard deduction
California United States

From Wikipedia

Calculating your California 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 = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]
  5. Deduce your state payroll tax liability [Gross income × State payroll tax rate = State payroll tax liability]
  6. Add up all state and local taxes [State tax liability + State payroll tax liability = Total state income taxes]

State payroll tax

Tax year Tax name Percent of taxable wage Up to taxable wage
2022 State Disability Insurance (SDI) 1.1% $145,600
2021 State Disability Insurance (SDI) 1.2% $128,298
2020 State Disability Insurance (SDI) 1% $122,909

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 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $9,325 1%
$9,325 – $22,107 2%
$22,107 – $34,892 4%
$34,892 – $48,435 6%
$48,435 – $61,214 8%
$61,214 – $312,686 9.3%
$312,686 – $375,221 10.3%
$375,221 – $625,369 11.3%
$625,369 – $1,000,000 12.3%
$1,000,000 and over 13.3%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $18,650 1%
$18,650 – $44,214 2%
$44,214 – $69,784 4%
$69,784 – $96,870 6%
$96,870 – $122,428 8%
$122,428 – $625,372 9.3%
$625,372 – $750,442 10.3%
$750,442 – $1,000,000 11.3%
$1,000,000 – $1,250,738 12.3%
$1,250,738 and over 13.3%
Head of Household $0 – $18,663 1%
$18,663 – $44,217 2%
$44,217 – $56,999 4%
$56,999 – $70,542 6%
$70,542 – $83,324 8%
$83,324 – $425,251 9.3%
$425,251 – $510,303 10.3%
$510,303 – $850,503 11.3%
$850,503 – $1,000,000 12.3%
$1,000,000 and over 13.3%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $8,932 1%
$8,932 – $21,175 2%
$21,175 – $33,421 4%
$33,421 – $46,394 6%
$46,394 – $58,634 8%
$58,634 – $299,508 9.3%
$299,508 – $359,407 10.3%
$359,407 – $599,012 11.3%
$599,012 – $1,000,000 12.3%
$1,000,000 and over 13.3%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $17,864 1%
$17,864 – $42,350 2%
$42,350 – $66,842 4%
$66,842 – $92,788 6%
$92,788 – $117,268 8%
$117,268 – $599,016 9.3%
$599,016 – $718,814 10.3%
$718,814 – $1,000,000 11.3%
$1,000,000 – $1,198,024 12.3%
$1,198,024 and over 13.3%
Head of Household $0 – $17,864 1%
$17,864 – $42,353 2%
$42,353 – $54,597 4%
$54,597 – $67,569 6%
$67,569 – $79,812 8%
$79,812 – $407,329 9.3%
$407,329 – $488,796 10.3%
$488,796 – $814,658 11.3%
$814,658 – $1,000,000 12.3%
$1,000,000 and over 13.3%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $8,809 1%
$8,809 – $20,883 2%
$20,883 – $32,960 4%
$32,960 – $45,753 6%
$45,753 – $57,824 8%
$57,824 – $295,373 9.3%
$295,373 – $354,445 10.3%
$354,445 – $590,742 11.3%
$590,742 – $999,999 12.3%
$1,000,000 and over 13.3%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $17,618 1%
$17,618 – $41,766 2%
$41,766 – $65,920 4%
$65,920 – $91,506 6%
$91,506 – $115,648 8%
$115,648 – $590,746 9.3%
$590,746 – $708,890 10.3%
$708,890 – $1,181,484 11.3%
$1,181,484 – $1,999,999 12.3%
$2,000,000 and over 13.3%
Head of Household $0 – $17,629 1%
$17,629 – $41,768 2%
$41,768 – $53,843 4%
$53,843 – $66,636 6%
$66,636 – $78,710 8%
$78,710 – $401,705 9.3%
$401,705 – $482,047 10.3%
$482,047 – $803,410 11.3%
$803,410 – $999,999 12.3%
$1,000,000 and over 13.3%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,803
Married, Filing Jointly $9,606
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,601
Married, Filing Jointly $9,202
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,537
Married, Filing Jointly $9,074

State exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. All exemptions are in the form of tax credits. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

FAQs

How do I calculate my California income tax?

Just six easy steps to calculate your California income tax.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − Standard/Itemized deductions = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability
  5. Gross income × State payroll tax rate = State payroll tax liability
  6. State tax liability + State payroll tax liability = Total state income tax

How much is $80000 a year after taxes in California?

The total income tax is $21,363.61 for a single filer. The after-tax income is $58,636.39