Georgia Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Georgia taxes

Updated for 2024 tax year on Apr 1, 2024

What was updated? 2024 federal income tax, state income tax, FICA & standard deduction

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Paycheck calculator for Georgia

Overview of Georgia

Georgia has a population of just under 11 million (2020), and over half of its people live in its capital city, Atlanta. The median household income is $56,183 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 1% to 5.75%
  • no local income tax
  • no state-level payroll taxes
  • has standard deduction and exemption
Georgia United States

Understanding your Georgia paycheck

As an employee in Georgia, understanding how your paycheck is calculated is crucial. Your paycheck combines your gross pay, deductions, and taxes. Deductions refer to the amounts taken out of your paycheck for taxes, insurance premiums, and retirement contributions. Federal taxes, Social Security, and Medicare are mandatory employee deductions. Georgia employees also have state income tax deducted from their paychecks.

You can determine the appropriate amount of federal income tax to withhold from your paycheck by filling out a W-4 form. The IRS has revised the W-4 form, and the new form no longer uses allowances. Instead, you provide information on your filing status, dependents, and other sources of income. Based on this information, your employer will calculate the appropriate amount of federal income tax to withhold from your paycheck.

Social Security tax is a fixed percentage of your gross pay, with a maximum taxable earnings limit of $147,000. With no limit, medicare tax is also a fixed percentage of your gross pay. Georgia state income tax is calculated based on your income and filing status, with a progressive tax rate ranging from 1% to 5.75%.

After all of the deductions and taxes have been taken out of your paycheck, the amount that you receive is your net pay. Understanding your net income is essential for budgeting and planning purposes. Your net pay will be less than your gross pay because of the mandatory deductions from your paycheck.

In addition to the mandatory deductions for federal and state taxes, Georgia employees may also have pre-tax and post-tax deductions. These deductions, such as 401(k) contributions, life insurance, or child support, will reduce the paycheck further.

Knowing how your pay is calculated and what deductions are being taken, you can make informed decisions about your budget and savings goals. If you have questions about your paycheck or employer’s payroll policies, don’t hesitate to ask your human resources department or payroll administrator.

Calculate your Georgia paycheck

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

  1. Determine your gross income
    • Annual salary
      Annual salary = Gross income
    • Hourly wage
      Hourly wage × Hours worked per day × Days worked per week × Weeks worked per year = Your weekly paycheck
  2. Work out your total federal income tax
    1. Gross income adjusted
      Gross income − Pre-tax deductions = Gross income adjusted
    2. Federal taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − Federal standard/itemized deductions = Federal taxable income
    3. Federal income tax liability
      Federal taxable income × Federal income tax rate = Federal income tax liability
    4. Federal payroll tax liability
      Gross income adjusted × Federal payroll tax rate = Federal payroll tax liability
  3. Calculate your total Georgia state income tax
    1. State taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − (State standard/itemized deductions + State exemptions) = State taxable income
    2. State income tax liability
      State taxable income × State income tax rate = State income tax liability
  4. Figure out your net pay
    Gross income − (Total income tax liability + Total payroll tax liability + Total pre-tax deductions + Total post-tax deductions + Total withholdings) = Your net pay
  5. Divide your net pay by your pay frequency
    • Daily
      Your net pay / Days worked per week / Weeks worked per year = Your daily paycheck
    • Weekly
      Your net pay / 52 = Your weekly paycheck
    • Bi-weekly
      Your net pay / 26 = Your bi-weekly paycheck
    • Semi-monthly
      Your net pay / 24 = Your semi-monthly paycheck
    • Monthly
      Your net pay / 12 = Your monthly paycheck
    • Quarterly
      Your net pay / 4 = Your quarterly paycheck
    • Semi-annual
      Your net pay / 2 = Your semi-annual paycheck
    • Annual
      Your net pay = Your annual paycheck

State payroll tax

There are no state payroll insurance taxes in Georgia.

State income tax brackets

Single and Married filing separately filers have the same tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single $0 – $750 1.00%
$750 – $2,250 2.00%
$2,250 – $3,750 3.00%
$3,750 – $5,250 4.00%
$5,250 – $7,000 5.00%
$7,000+ 5.75%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 – $1,000 1.00%
$1,000 – $3,000 2.00%
$3,000 – $5,000 3.00%
$5,000 – $7,000 4.00%
$7,000 – $10,000 5.00%
$10,000+ 5.75%
Married, Filing Separately $0 – $500 1.00%
$500 – $1,500 2.00%
$1,500 – $2,500 3.00%
$2,500 – $3,500 4.00%
$3,500 – $5,000 5.00%
$5,000+ 5.75%

State standard deduction

Married or widow(er) filers have a different standard deduction from other filers. For more information, refer to Tax Foundation.

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2023
2022
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$5,400
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $7,100
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,600
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $6,000

State exemptions

You can still claim exemption(s) when filing your income tax in Georgia. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,700
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $7,400
Dependent(s) $3,000

FAQs

What taxes do Georgians pay?

Besides the state income tax (1% to 5.75%), there are no state payroll or local income taxes. You can claim standard deduction and exemption(s).

How much do you make after taxes in Georgia?

A single Georgian with an annual wage of $56,200 will earn $44,330.45 after federal and state income taxes.
Married filers (no dependent) with an annual income of $112,400 will take home $88,848.15 after income taxes.

How much taxes will get deducted from a $56,200 paycheck in Georgia?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $989.13 monthly or $456.52 bi-weekly.