South Carolina Income Tax Calculator

Calculate your federal & South Carolina income taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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

Nicknamed the Palmetto State, South Carolina has a strong growing manufacturing industry. The state’s median household income is $62,542 (2021).

Brief summary of South Carolina state income tax:

  • state income tax rate ranges from 0% to 7%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has state-level standard deduction and exemptions
South Carolina United States

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Calculating your South Carolina 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 is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,200 0%
$3,200 – $6,410 3%
$6,410 – $9,620 4%
$9,620 – $12,820 5%
$12,820 – $16,040 6%
$16,040+ 7%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,070 0%
$3,070 – $6,150 3%
$6,150 – $9,230 4%
$9,230 – $12,310 5%
$12,310 – $15,400 6%
$15,400+ 7%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,030 0%
$3,030 – $6,060 3%
$6,060 – $9,090 4%
$9,090 – $12,120 5%
$12,120 – $15,160 6%
$15,160+ 7%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,950
Married, Filing Jointly $25,900
Head of Household $19,400
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,550
Married, Filing Jointly $25,100
Head of Household $18,800
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,200
Married, Filing Jointly $24,400
Head of Household $18,350

State exemptions

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022 Dependent(s) 4,300
2021 Dependent(s) $4,260
2020 Any $0

FAQs

How do I calculate my South Carolina income tax?

Calculate your South Carolina 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 − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $51000 a year after taxes in South Carolina?

With an annual salary of $51,000, a single filing South Carolinian will have a income tax of $10,380.60. His/her take home pay will be $40,619.40.