Idaho Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take-home pay per paycheck for salary and hourly jobs after federal & Idaho taxes

Updated for 2024 tax year on Apr 24, 2024

What was updated? 2024 federal/state/local income taxes, FICA, state payroll tax, federal/state standard deduction & state exemptions

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How to calculate your Idaho paycheck

Overview of Idaho

Idaho has a population of over 1 million (2019). A significant part of its economy includes manufacturing, agriculture, mining, forestry, and tourism. Nicknamed “The Gem State”, almost every known type of gemstone has been found in the state. The median household income is $52,225 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 0% to 5.8%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions
Idaho United States

Understanding your Idaho paycheck

Have you ever wondered how your Idaho paycheck comes together and what causes those deductions? Let’s unravel the mystery! Your paycheck has two primary federal deductions: income taxes and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes. The federal income tax depends on your income, marital status, and allowances, while FICA taxes fund Social Security and Medicare programs.

Have you ever wondered how your Idaho paycheck comes together and what causes those deductions? Let’s unravel the mystery! Your paycheck has two primary federal deductions: income taxes and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes. The federal income tax depends on your income, marital status, and allowances, while FICA taxes fund Social Security and Medicare programs.

Your Form W-4 plays a crucial role in your Idaho paycheck. When you begin a new job or experience a significant life event, completing this form is important to ensure the correct amount of federal income tax is withheld. Additionally, your pay frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) may affect the size of your paycheck.

Now, let’s talk about marital status and pre-tax deductions. Your marital status influences the tax rates and deductions you’re eligible for, while pre-tax deductions lower your taxable income. Examples of pre-tax deductions include health insurance premiums, retirement plan contributions, and flexible spending accounts.

Idaho’s income tax rates range from 1% to 6%, depending on your taxable income. There is no additional payroll or local income taxes.

Idaho offers a state standard deduction but doesn’t have personal exemptions. The deduction amounts are the same as the ones for federal. This deduction reduces your taxable income, ultimately lowering your state tax liability.

Finally, let’s address post-tax deductions. These deductions are taken from your gross income after taxes have been withheld. Examples include life insurance premiums, certain retirement plan contributions, and charitable donations. Keep in mind that post-tax deductions do not affect your taxable income.

Calculate your Idaho paycheck

Calculating your Idaho state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our main paycheck calculator page:

  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 Idaho state income tax
    1. State taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − State standard/itemized deductions = 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
    You need to account for any other deductions such as health insurance, 401(k) contribution, as well as additional withholdings.
    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 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
2024
2023
Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 - $4,489 0%
$4,489+ 5.8%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 - $8,978 0%
$8,978+ 5.8%
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 - $1,662 1%
$1,662 - $4,987 3%
$4,987 - $8,311 4.5%
$8,311+ 6%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 - $3,324 1%
$3,324 - $9,974 3%
$9,974 - $16,622 4.5%
$16,622+ 6%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $1,588 1.1%
$1,588 - $4,763 3.1%
$4,763 - $6,351 4.5%
$6,351 - $7,939 5.5%
$7,939+ 6.5%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 - $3,176 1.1%
$3,176 - $9,526 3.1%
$9,526 - $12,702 4.5%
$12,702 - $15,878 5.5%
$15,878+ 6.5%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 - $1,568 1.125%
$1,568 - $3,136 3.125%
$3,136 - $4,704 3.625%
$4,704 - $6,272 4.625%
$6,272 - $7,840 5.625%
$7,840 - $11,760 6.63%
$11,760+ 6.925%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 - $3,136 1.125%
$3,136 - $6,272 3.125%
$6,272 - $9,408 3.625%
$9,408 - $12,544 4.625%
$12,544 - $15,680 5.625%
$15,680 - $23,520 6.625%
$23,520+ 6.925%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2024 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$14,600
Married, Filing Jointly $29,200
Head of Household $21,900
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$13,850
Married, Filing Jointly $27,700
Head of Household $20,800
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,950
Married, Filing Jointly $25,900
Head of Household $19,400
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,550
Married, Filing Jointly $25,100
Head of Household $18,800
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,200
Married, Filing Jointly $24,400
Head of Household $18,350

FAQs

How to calculate take home pay in Idaho?

Take the following steps to obtain your take-home pay:

  1. Determine your gross income
  2. Work out your total federal income tax
  3. Calculate your total Idaho state income tax
  4. Gross income minus taxes, deductions and withholdings
  5. Divide your net pay by your pay frequency

How much will Idaho tax paychecks in 2024?

In 2024, the state income tax in Idaho ranges from 0% to 5.8%. Individuals are taxed at 0% on the first $4,489 taxable income, and 5.8% on any income above it. Married couples have a higher threshold of $8,978.

How much is taken out of my paycheck in Idaho?

Your paycheck in Idaho will have multiple deductions. These include federal income tax, state income tax, Social Security (6.2%), and Medicare (1.45%). Other deductions may include health insurance premiums, retirement contributions, and any other elective benefits you have. The total amount will vary based on your total gross income and specific deductions.

What percentage of my paycheck goes to taxes in Idaho?

The taxes on your paycheck include

  • federal income tax (10% to 37%)
  • state income tax (0% to 5.8%)
  • Social Security (6.2%)
  • Medicare (1.45% to 2.35%)
The total tax varies depending on your earnings and other factors. Taxes typically account for about 15% to 30% in Idaho.