Michigan Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take-home pay after federal & Michigan 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 Michigan

Overview of Michigan

Michigan has a population of over 9 million (2019). It is widely known as the center of the United States automotive industry, with the Big Three all headquartered in Detroit. The median household income is $54,909 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax is a flat rate of 4.25%
  • local income tax ranging from 1% to 2.4%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • able to claim exemptions
Michigan United States

Understanding your Michigan paycheck

When you receive your Michigan paycheck, you may notice key components impacting your take-home pay. Before your hard-earned dollars reach your bank account, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of your income through federal income taxes and FICA taxes. Both employees and employers contribute to FICA taxes, which include Social Security and Medicare. However, self-employed individuals are responsible for the entire amount.

The IRS requires you to fill out Form W-4 when starting a new job or updating your tax withholding information. Your pay frequency, be it weekly or monthly, can also affect the size of your paycheck. Review and update your W-4 regularly, especially after significant life events like marriage or the birth of a child.

Your marital status and pre-tax deductions play crucial roles in shaping your paycheck. Contributions to a 401(k) or health savings account can reduce your taxable income, and your filing status (single, married, or head of household) can impact your tax bracket.

In addition to federal taxes, you’ll find state income tax deductions on your Michigan paycheck. The state levies a flat income tax rate, making calculating your state tax liability easy. However, some cities in Michigan also impose local income taxes, which may vary by city and require additional calculations.

While Michigan doesn’t offer a state standard deduction, taxpayers can claim personal exemptions on their state returns. The number of exemptions and the exemption amount depends on factors such as age, blindness, or disability.

Calculate your Michigan paycheck

Calculating your Michigan 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 Michigan state income tax
    1. State taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − (State itemized deductions + State exemptions) = State taxable income
    2. State income tax liability
      State taxable income × State income tax rate = State income tax liability
  4. Derive your local income tax liability
    (Gross income adjusted or State taxable income) × Local income tax rate = Local income tax liability
  5. 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
  6. 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 is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.25%

Local income tax

Tax year City Rate
2023
2022
2021
2020
Albion 1%
Battle Creek 1%
Big Rapids 1%
Benton Harbor 1%
Detroit 2.4%
East Lansing 1%
Flint 1%
Grand Rapids 1.5%
Grayling 1%
Hamtramck 1%
Highland Park 2%
Hudson 1%
Ionia 1%
Jackson 1%
Lansing 1%
Lapeer 1%
Muskegon 1%
Muskegon Heights 1%
Pontiac 1%
Port Huron 1%
Portland 1%
Saginaw 1.5%
Springfield 1%
Walker 1%

State standard deduction

There is no state-level standard deductions.

State exemptions

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

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$5,400
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $10,800
Dependent(s) $5,400
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$5,000
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $10,000
Dependent(s) $5,000
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,900
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $9,800
Dependent(s) $4,900
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,400
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $8,800
Dependent(s) $4,400

FAQs

What taxes do Michiganians pay?

Michiganians only need to pay federal income tax and a flat state-level income tax rate of 4.25%.

How much do you make after taxes in Michigan?

The take-home pay is $43,966.50 for a single resident in Detroit with an annual income of $55,000.
For a married couple with a combined annual income of $110,000, the take-home pay is $85,552.20.

How much taxes are deducted from a $55,000 paycheck in Michigan?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $919.46 monthly or $424.37 bi-weekly.