Washington, D.C. Income Tax Calculator

Calculate your federal & Washington, D.C. 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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Washington, D.C. income tax calculation

Unsurprisingly, the nation capital’s largest industry is the federal government. Other noticable sectors are education and tourism. It has the highest median household income at $90,640 (2021).

Brief summary of Washington, D.C. income tax:

  • state income tax ranges from 4% to 10.75%
  • no state payroll tax
  • has state-level standard deduction
  • no state-level exemptions
Washington DC United States

From Wikipedia

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 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 – $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
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$12,950
Married, Filing Jointly $25,900
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$12,550
Married, Filing Jointly $25,100
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$12,200
Married, Filing Jointly $24,400

State exemptions

There is no state-level exemptions.

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 $61,268.25 with a $21,731.75 income tax.