Massachusetts Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Massachusetts taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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Massachusetts state income tax

Massachusetts state has a population of a little under 7 million (2019) and is renown for its many colleges and universities, including Harvard University, the first institution of higher learning in the USA. The median household income is $77,385 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax is a flat rate of 5%
  • no local income tax
  • subject to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) payroll tax
  • able to claim state-level exemptions
Massachusetts United States

From Wikipedia

Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. calculate your payroll tax liability [Net income × Payroll tax rate = Payroll tax liability]
  6. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Payroll tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

State payroll tax

Tax year Tax name Percent of taxable wage Up to taxable wage Comment
2022 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 0.75% $147,000 If employer of 25 or more employees, 40% of medical insurance portion.
Otherwise employee pays 100%.
2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 0.75% $142,800 If employer of 25 or more employees, 40% of medical insurance portion.
Otherwise employee pays 100%.
2020 Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) 0.75% $137,700 If employer of 25 or more employees, 40% of medical insurance portion.
Otherwise employee pays 100%.

State income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 5%

State standard deduction

There is no state-level standard deductions.

State exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,400
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $8,800
Dependent(s) $1,000

FAQs

What taxes do Massachusettsan pay?

The state-level payroll tax is 0.75% of taxable wage up to $137,700 and the income tax is a flat rate of 5%.

How much do you make after taxes in Massachusetts?

A single filer will take home $57,840 on a $78,000 annual wage.
A married couple will take home $116,305.50 on a combined annual salary of $156,000.

How much taxes are deducted from a $78,000 paycheck in Massachusetts?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1680 monthly or $775.38 bi-weekly.