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Calculate your take home pay after federal & Illinois taxes

Last updated on Aug 24 2021

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Illinois state income tax

Illinois is the fifth most populous US state with a population of just under 13 million (2019). Chicago is its most famous city with 65% of the state’s population living in Chicago’s metropolitan area. The median household income is $62,992 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax is a flat rate of 4.95%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has state-level exemptions
  • has a Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Illinois United States

Illinois 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 Illinois 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 is no state-level payroll tax.

Income tax brackets

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.95%

Deductions

There is no state-level standard deductions.

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
$2,325
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,650
Dependent(s) $2,325
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,275
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,550
Dependent(s) $2,275

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
2021
2020
18% Yes

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do Illinoisan pay?

Regardless of your filing status, the income tax is a flat rate of 4.95%.

How much do you make after taxes in Illinois?

A single Illinoisan who earns $63,000 per year will take home $48,329.59 after tax.
A married couple who earns $126,000 per year will take home $96,659.17 after tax.