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Last updated on Aug 24 2021

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Nebraska state income tax

Nebraska state has a population of just under 2 million (2019) and has a large agriculture sector. It is also the birthplace of Kool-Aid, the popular juice drink. The median household income is $59,970 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2.46% to 6.84%
  • no local income tax
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
  • has an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Nebraska United States

Nebraska fiscal year starts from October 01 the year before to September 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from October 01 2020 to September 30 2021.

Calculating your Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $3,340 2.46%
$3,340 – $19,990 3.51%
$19,990 – $32,210 5.01%
$32,210+ 6.84%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $6,660 2.46%
$6,660 – $39,990 3.51%
$39,990 – $64,430 5.01%
$64,430+ 6.84%
Head of Household $0 – $6,220 2.46%
$6,220 – $31,990 3.51%
$31,990 – $47,760 5.01%
$47,760+ 6.84%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$0 – $3,230 2.46%
$3,230 – $19,330 3.51%
$19,330 – $31,160 5.01%
$31,160+ 6.84%
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $0 – $6,440 2.46%
$6,440 – $38,680 3.51%
$38,680 – $62,320 5.01%
$62,320+ 6.84%
Head of Household $0 – $6,020 2.46%
$6,020 – $30,940 3.51%
$30,940 – $46,200 5.01%
$46,200+ 6.84%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$7,100
Married, Filing Jointly $14,200
Head of Household $10,450
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$6,900
Married, Filing Jointly $13,800
Head of Household $10,100

Exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents.

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount Comment
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$142 As tax credit
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $284 As tax credit
Dependent(s) $142 As tax credit
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$140 As tax credit
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $280 As tax credit
Dependent(s) $140 As tax credit

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
2021
2020
10% Yes

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do Nebraskan pay?

On top of the federal income tax, the residents of Nebraska only need to pay the state-level income tax rate ranging from 2.46% to 6.84%.

How much do you make after taxes in Nebraska?

The take home pay of a single filer with an annual salary of $60,000 is $46,670.50.
For a married couple earning $120,000 annually, the take home pay is $93,341.13.