Maryland Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Maryland taxes

Last updated on Aug 24 2021

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Maryland state income tax

Maryland state has a population of a little over 6 million (2019) and is a major historic trading port and birthplace of the national anthem. Its median household income is also among the highest in America at $80,776 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2% to 5.75%
  • there is local income tax ranging from 1.75% to 3.20% for each county
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has state-level exemptions
  • has an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Maryland United States

Maryland 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 Maryland 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 are no state payroll taxes in Maryland.

Income tax brackets

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

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $1,000 2.00%
$1,000 – $2,000 3.00%
$2,000 – $3,000 4.00%
$3,000 – $100,000 4.75%
$100,000 – $125,000 5.00%
$125,000 – $150,000 5.25%
$150,000 – $250,000 5.50%
$250,000+ 5.75%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$0 – $38,770 2.00%
$1,000 – $2,000 3.00%
$2,000 – $3,000 4.00%
$3,000 – $150,000 4.75%
$150,000 – $175,000 5.00%
$175,000 – $225,000 5.25%
$225,000 – $300,000 5.50%
$300,000+ 5.75%

Local income tax

Fiscal year Taxable income County Rate
2020 Any Allegany 3.05%
Anne Arundel 2.50%
Baltimore County 3.20%
Baltimore City 2.83%
Calvert 3.00%
Caroline 3.20%
Carroll 3.03%
Cecil 3.00%
Charles 3.03%
Dorchester 2.62%
Frederick 2.96%
Garrett 2.65%
Harford 3.06%
Howard 3.20%
Kent 2.85%
Montgomery 3.20%
Prince Georges 3.20%
Queen Anne’s 3.20%
Saint Mary’s 3.00%
Somerset 3.20%
Talbot 2.40%
Washington 2.80%
Wicomico 3.20%
Worcester 1.75%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
$2,300
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Head of Household
$4,650

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
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$3,200
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $6,400
Dependent(s) $3,200

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

You can choose either a refundable or non-refundable EITC. Refer to TCWF for more information.

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC
2021
2020
Refundable EITC – 28%
or
Non-refundable – 50%

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Maryland doesn’t have a Child Tax Credit.

FAQs

What taxes do Marylander pay?

The state income tax rate ranges from 2% to 5.75% and there is local income tax ranging from 1.75% to 3.20% for each county. There is no state-level payroll tax.

How much do you make after taxes in Maryland?

For a single filer with an annual wage of $80,000 in Baltimore City, the total take home pay after taxes is $59,806.25.
For a married couple with an annual wage of $160,000 in Baltimore City, the total take home pay after taxes is $120,628.77.