Pennsylvania Income Tax Calculator

Estimate your Pennsylvania income tax burden

Updated for 2024 tax year on Feb 16, 2024

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Pennsylvania state taxes

Quick Pennsylvania tax facts

  • State income tax: 3.07%
  • State payroll tax: 0.06%
  • State sales tax: 6%
  • Property tax: 1.58%
  • Gas tax: 58.7 cents per gallon
  • Tobacco tax: $2.60 per pack of cigarettes
  • Insurance premium tax: 1% to 2%
Pennsylvania United States

From Wikipedia

Pennsylvania income taxes

Pennsylvania has a rather unique income tax system among the states: it levies a flat rate of 3.07%, regardless of the amount of income.

There is a state payroll tax of 0.06% for State Unemployment Insurance (SUI).Many municipalities in Pennsylvania also impose local income taxes. Rates vary by locality but can be as high as 3.8712% in cities like Philadelphia.

Unlike many states, Pennsylvania does not offer a standard deduction or personal exemptions. However, it does offer several tax credits and deductions to offset tax liability.

Calculate your income tax in Pennsylvania

Calculating your Pennsylvania 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 − 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
2023 State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) 0.07% $10,000
2022
2021
2020
0.06% $10,000

State income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 3.07%

Local income tax

Based on local earned income.

Tax year City Rate
2023
2022
Bethlehem 1%
Bradford 1%
Caln 1%
Camp Hill 2%
Carlisle 1.6%
Erie 1.65%
Fairview 1.45%
Greene 1.7%
Gregg 1.8%
Hanover 1%
Harrisburg 2%
Horsham 1%
Kelly 2%
Lancaster 1.1%
Philadelphia 3.8712%
Pittsburgh 3%
Plains 1%
Reading 3.6%
Scranton 3.4%
South Lebanon 1%
South Park 1%
Tinicum 1%
Warminster 1%
Wilkes-Barre 3%
York 1.25%
2021 Bethlehem 1%
Bradford 1%
Caln 1%
Camp Hill 2%
Carlisle 1.6%
Erie 1.65%
Fairview 1%
Greene 1.7%
Gregg 1.8%
Hanover 1%
Harrisburg 2%
Horsham 1%
Kelly 2%
Lancaster 1.1%
Monroeville 1.5%
Philadelphia 3.8398%
Pittsburgh 3%
Plains 1%
Reading 3.6%
Scranton 3.4%
South Lebanon 1%
South Park 1%
Susquehanna 1%
Tinicum 1%
Tredyffrin 0%
Warminster 1%
Wilkes-Barre 3%
York 1%

Pennsylvania sales tax

Pennsylvania’s statewide sales tax is 6%. However, two counties (Philadelphia and Allegheny) levy an additional local sales tax, bringing the total sales tax to 8% in those jurisdictions.

Pennsylvania property tax

Property taxes in Pennsylvania are higher than the national average, with an average effective rate of 1.58%.

Pennsylvania capital gains tax

In Pennsylvania, capital gains are considered part of your taxable income and are taxed at the state’s flat income tax rate.

Pennsylvania gas tax

In Pennsylvania, capital gains are considered part of your taxable income and are taxed at the state’s flat income tax rate

Pennsylvania tobacco tax

The state tax on a pack of 20 cigarettes in Pennsylvania is $2.60, while other tobacco products are taxed at a rate of 55% of the wholesale price.

Pennsylvania insurance tax

Insurance companies in Pennsylvania pay a 2% tax on casualty and fire insurance premiums, while a 1% tax is levied on life insurance premiums.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Pennsylvania income tax?

Calculate your Pennsylvania state income tax with the following six steps.

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − 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 $59000 a year after taxes in Pennsylvania?

A single Pennsylvanian will take home $47,434.70 with a $11,565.30 income tax.