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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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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).

Summary:

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

From Wikipedia

Alabama tax year starts from July 01, the year before, to June 30, the current year. So the tax year 2022 will begin from July 01, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

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 [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. Understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. Minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll taxes in Alabama.

State income tax brackets

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

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022
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 is based on gross income.

Tax year Taxable income City Rate
2022
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%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Adjusted gross income Standard deduction amount
2022
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

State exemptions

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

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022
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

FAQs

What taxes do Alabaman pay?

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

How much do you make after taxes in Alabama?

A single filer who makes $48,000 annually will take home $38,142.50 after taxes.
The take home pay for a married couple with a combined annual income of $96,000 is $76,285.

How much taxes will get deducted from a $48,000 paycheck in Alabama?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $515.46 monthly or $237.90 bi-weekly.