New Hampshire Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take-home pay after federal & New Hampshire taxes

Updated for 2024 tax year on Feb 14, 2024

What was updated? 2024 federal income tax, FICA & standard deduction

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Paycheck calculator for New Hampshire

Overview of New Hampshire

New Hampshire has a population of over 1 million (2019). It is also known as the Granite State for its extensive granite formations and quarries. The median household income is $73,381 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • income tax applies to income from interest and dividends only
  • if you earn a regular wage, there is no income tax
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • no standard deductions
  • can claim state exemptions
New Hampshire United States

Understanding your New Hampshire paycheck

The enchanting state of New Hampshire may captivate you with its stunning landscapes, but have you ever considered the fascinating elements that make up your paycheck in the Granite State?

Every time you get paid, a portion of your earnings go towards federal income taxes and FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) taxes. If your income surpasses $200,000, you’ll be subject to an additional 0.9% Medicare tax.

The financial journey continues as you complete your Form W-4, influencing how much federal income tax is withheld from your paycheck. The pay frequency you choose – weekly, biweekly, or monthly – also shapes your take-home pay.

Your marital status and various pre-tax deductions (401(k), HSA, etc), weave another layer of complexity into your paycheck. These deductions reduce your taxable income, potentially lowering your tax liability and leaving you with more money.

The state income tax situation in New Hampshire is as unique as its breathtaking scenery. The state levies income tax solely on interest and dividends, allowing residents to keep more of their hard-earned dollars. However, New Hampshire does offer personal exemptions, further contributing to the intricate tapestry of your paycheck.

Finally, the last piece of the puzzle is post-tax deductions. These may include garnishments, health insurance premiums, or charitable contributions, which are taken out after calculating taxes. Understanding these deductions helps you better appreciate the complexity and artistry of your New Hampshire paycheck.

Calculate your New Hampshire paycheck

Calculating your New Hampshire state income tax is different from 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. 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
  4. 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

New Hampshire does tax income from interest and dividends, however. The Interest and Dividends Tax is a flat rate of 5%. The standard exemption for that tax is $2,400 for Single and $4,800 for married persons filing jointly, so taxpayers with income from interest and dividends below that amount do not have to pay any taxes. Additional exemptions of $1,200 are available to residents who are either 65 years or older, blind or disabled, and unable to work.

Taxpayers with income from interest and dividends above their total exemption will pay taxes only on the amount that exceeds the exemption. For example, a single filer earns $6,000 in interest annually. They would pay $180 because the 5% tax only applies to the $3,600 above their exemption.

State standard deduction

There are no state-level standard deductions.

State exemptions

There are state-level exemptions for all types of filers.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,400
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,800

FAQs

What taxes do Granite Staters pay?

There is no state-level income tax for salary income. However, a flat rate of 5% applies to interest and dividends above $3,600.

How much do you make after taxes in New Hampshire?

After taxes, a single filer will take home $59,798.50 if he earns a $74,000 annual salary.
A married couple with a combined annual income of $148,000 will take home $119,390.

How much taxes are deducted from a $74,000 paycheck in New Hampshire?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1183.46 monthly or $546.21 bi-weekly.