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Alabama state income tax

Alabama has a population of over 4 million (2019) and is known for its iron and steel natural resources, Southern hospitality, sweet tea, and football. The median household income is $48,123 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2% to 5%
  • some cities have local income tax
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
  • no additional state-level tax credit
Alabama United States

Alabama fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

Calculating your Alabama state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll taxes in Alabama.

Income tax brackets

Each filer type has different progressive tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $500 2.00%
$501 – $3,000 4.00%
$3,001+ 5.00%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $1,000 2.00%
$1,001 – $6,000 4.00%
$6,001+ 5.00%

Local income tax

Occupational tax based on gross income

Fiscal year Taxable income City Rate
2021
2020
Any Attalla 2.00%
Auburn 1.00%
Bear Creek 1.00%
Bessemer 1.00%
Birmingham 1.00%
Brilliant 1.00%
Fairfield 1.00%
Gadsden 2.00%
Glencoe 2.00%
Goodwater 0.75%
Guin 1.00%
Hacklebug 1.00%
Haleyville 1.00%
Hamilton 1.00%
Leeds 1.00%
Lynn 1.00%
Midfield 1.00%
Mosses 1.00%
Opelika 1.50%
Rainbow City 2.00%
Red Bay 0.50%
Shorter 1.00%
Southside 2.00%
Sulligent 1.00%
Tuskegee 2.00%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Adjusted gross income Standard deduction amount
2021
2020
Single $0 – $20,499 $2,500
$20,500 – $20,999 $2,475
$21,000 – $21,499 $2,450
$21,500 – $21,999 $2,425
$22,000 – $22,499 $2,400
$22,500 – $22,999 $2,375
$23,000 – $23,499 $2,350
$23,500 – $23,999 $2,325
$24,000 – $24,499 $2,300
$24,500 – $24,999 $2,275
$25,000 – $25,499 $2,250
$25,500 – $25,999 $2,225
$26,000 – $26,499 $2,200
$26,500 – $26,999 $2,175
$27,000 – $27,499 $2,150
$27,500 – $27,999 $2,125
$28,000 – $28,499 $2,100
$28,500 – $28,999 $2,075
$29,000 – $29,499 $2,050
$29,500 – $29,999 $2,025
$30,000+ $2,000
Married, Filing Jointly $0 – $20,499 $7,500
$20,500 – $20,999 $7,325
$21,000 – $21,499 $7,150
$21,500 – $21,999 $6,975
$22,000 – $22,499 $6,800
$22,500 – $22,999 $6,625
$23,000 – $23,499 $6,450
$23,500 – $23,999 $6,275
$24,000 – $24,499 $6,100
$24,500 – $24,999 $5,925
$25,000 – $25,499 $5,750
$25,500 – $25,999 $5,575
$26,000 – $26,499 $5,400
$26,500 – $26,999 $5,225
$27,000 – $27,499 $5,050
$27,500 – $27,999 $4,875
$28,000 – $28,499 $4,700
$28,500 – $28,999 $4,525
$29,000 – $29,499 $4,350
$29,500 – $29,999 $4,175
$30,000+ $4,000
Married, Filing Separately $0 – $10,249 $3,750
$10,250 – $10,499 $3,662
$10,500 – $10,749 $3,574
$10,750 – $10,999 $3,486
$11,000 – $11,249 $3,398
$11,250 – $11,499 $3,310
$11,500 – $11,749 $3,222
$11,750 – $11,999 $3,134
$12,000 – $12,249 $3,046
$12,250 – $12,499 $2,958
$12,500 – $12,749 $2,870
$12,750 – $12,999 $2,782
$13,000 – $13,249 $2,694
$13,250 – $13,499 $2,606
$13,500 – $13,749 $2,518
$13,750 – $13,999 $2,430
$14,000 – $14,249 $2,342
$14,250 – $14,499 $2,254
$14,500 – $14,749 $2,166
$14,750 – $14,999 $2,078
$15,000+ $2,000
Head of Household $0 – $20,499 $4,700
$20,500 – $20,999 $4,565
$21,000 – $21,499 $4,430
$21,500 – $21,999 $4,295
$22,000 – $22,499 $4,160
$22,500 – $22,999 $4,025
$23,000 – $23,499 $3,890
$23,500 – $23,999 $3,755
$24,000 – $24,499 $3,620
$24,500 – $24,999 $3,485
$25,000 – $25,499 $3,350
$25,500 – $25,999 $3,215
$26,000 – $26,499 $3,080
$26,500 – $26,999 $2,945
$27,000 – $27,499 $2,810
$27,500 – $27,999 $2,675
$28,000 – $28,499 $2,540
$28,500 – $28,999 $2,405
$29,000 – $29,499 $2,270
$29,500 – $29,999 $2,135
$30,000+ $2,000

Exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$1,500
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $3,000
Dependent(s) $1,000
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$1,500
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $3,000
Dependent(s) $500

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Alabama doesn’t have a state-level EITC.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Alabama doesn’t have a Child Tax Credit.

FAQs

What taxes do Alabaman pay?

Beside the state-level income tax ranging from 2% to 5%, some cities also have local income tax. There no state-level payroll tax.

How much do you make after taxes in Alabama?

A single filer who makes $48,000 per annual will take home $38,088 after taxes.
The take home pay for a married couple with a combined annual income of $96,000 is $76,176.