Delaware Paycheck Calculator
Calculate your take-home pay after federal & Delaware taxes
Updated for 2023 tax year on Mar 15, 2023
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Overview of Delaware
Delaware’s population is almost 1 million (2019) and is known for its business-friendly corporation law. As a result, more corporate entities are formed in Delaware than residents. The median household income is $62,852 (2017).
- the income tax rate ranges from 0% to 6.6%
- no state-level payroll tax
- has standard deductions and exemptions
Understanding your Delaware paycheck
Nestled in the Mid-Atlantic region, Delaware is small in size but big in economic impact. As an employee in the state, understanding your paycheck is essential to manage your finances effectively. We will guide you through the various components of your paycheck, from income taxes to deductions.
The first deductions on your Delaware paycheck are federal income and FICA taxes. Your federal income tax liability is based on your Form W-4, so remember to update the form after life-changing events. FICA tax, or payroll tax, is taken directly from your paycheck. The Social Security tax is 6.2%, and the Medicare tax is 1.45% of their wages.
For the self-employed, you are responsible for paying the employee and employer portions of FICA. It will be 12.4% for Social Security and 2.9% for Medicare. You may, however, claim a deduction for half of the self-employment taxes.
Your Delaware paycheck’s size can be affected by the information you provide on your Form W-4 and your pay frequency. The Form W-4 allows you to adjust your tax withholding by claiming allowances, which can influence the amount of federal income tax withheld from each paycheck. Additionally, your pay frequency will also impact your paycheck size.
Your marital status plays a role in determining your federal tax bracket, which affects your paycheck. Pre-tax deductions also reduce the amount of tax you need to pay.
Delaware has a state income tax, and the rate varies depending on your income. Luckily, there is no state-level payroll tax, making it less burdensome on your paycheck compared to some other states.
The state offers a standard deduction that reduces your taxable income. You can also claim personal exemptions are also available, providing additional tax relief.
Finally, your Delaware paycheck may include post-tax deductions, such as garnishments, union dues, or charitable contributions. These deductions are taken out of your paycheck after calculating taxes and do not affect your taxable income.
Calculate your Delaware paycheck
Delaware tax year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the tax year 2022 will start from July 01 2021 to June 30 2022.
Calculating your Delaware state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:
- figure out your filing status
- work out your adjusted gross income [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
- calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
- understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
- minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]
State payroll tax
There is no state-level payroll tax.
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|
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
|$0 – $2,000||0.00%|
|$2,000 – $5,000||2.20%|
|$5,000 – $10,000||3.90%|
|$10,000 – $20,000||4.80%|
|$20,000 – $25,000||5.20%|
|$25,000 – $60,000||5.55%|
State standard deduction
|Tax year||Filing status||Standard deduction amount|
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
|Married, Filing Jointly||$6,500|
There are state-level exemptions for all types of filers and dependents. All exemptions are in the form of tax credits. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.
What taxes do Delawareans pay?
A resident of Delaware only needs to pay the state-level income tax, which ranges from 0% to 6.6%. There is no additional payroll tax.
How much do you make after taxes in Delaware?
The take-home pay for a single filer with an annual wage of $63,000 is $48,640.25.
For a married couple with a combined salary of $126,000, the take-home pay after taxes is $96,252.
How much taxes will get deducted from a $63,000 paycheck in Delaware?
The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1196.65 monthly or $552.30 bi-weekly.