Washington, D.C. Income Tax Calculator

Estimate your Washington, D.C. income tax burden

Updated for 2024 tax year on Feb 16, 2024

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Washington, D.C. state taxes

Quick Washington, D.C. tax facts

  • State income tax: 4% to 10.75%
  • State sales tax: 6%
  • Property tax: 0.85%
  • Gas tax: 23.5 cents per gallon
  • Tobacco tax: $4.50 per pack of cigarettes
  • Insurance premium tax: 1% to 2%
Washington DC United States

From Wikipedia

Washington, D.C. income taxes

The District of Columbia uses a progressive income tax system, with rates ranging from 4% to 10.75%. There is no state payroll tax or local income tax in the District. This makes the tax calculation and payment process relatively straightforward for employers and employees.

The District follows federal rules for standard deductions but no personal exemptions.

Calculate your income tax in Washington, D.C.

Calculating your Washington, D.C. 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]

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 – $10,000 4%
$10,000 – $40,000 6%
$40,000 – $60,000 6.5%
$60,000 – $250,000 8.5%
$250,000 – $500,000 9.25%
$500,000 – $1,000,000 9.75%
$1,000,000+ 10.75%
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $10,000 4%
$10,000 – $40,000 6%
$40,000 – $60,000 6.5%
$60,000 – $350,000 8.5%
$350,000 – $1,000,000 8.75%
$1,000,000+ 8.95%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$13,850
Married, Filing Jointly $27,700
Head of Household $20,800
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
$12,400
Married, Filing Jointly $24,800
Head of Household $18,650

Washington, D.C. sales tax

The general sales tax rate in Washington, D.C. is 6%, however, it may vary depending on the type of goods or services. For example, off-premises food and alcohol carry a rate of 6%, while restaurant meals and takeout food are taxed at 10%.

Washington, D.C. property tax

Property tax rates in the District vary by the type of property and its use. The tax rate for residential property is $0.85 per $100 of assessed value. For commercial property, the tax rate is $1.85 per $100 of assessed value for the first $3 million and $1.65 per $100 of assessed value if the property’s assessed value is greater than $3 million.

Washington, D.C. capital gains tax

Capital gains in Washington, D.C. are taxed as regular income, so they fall under the same tax brackets.

Washington, D.C. gas tax

The District of Columbia imposes a gas tax of 23.5 cents per gallon.

Washington, D.C. tobacco tax

The District imposes a tobacco tax of $4.50 per pack of 20 cigarettes.

Washington, D.C. insurance tax

Rates vary from 1.0% to 2.0% depending on the type of insurance.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Washington, D.C. income tax?

Calculate your Washington, D.C. 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 = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $83000 a year after taxes in Washington, D.C.?

A single filer in Washington, D.C. will take home $61,852.25 with a $21,147.75 income tax.