North Carolina Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & North Carolina taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction

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North Carolina state income tax

North Carolina state has a population of over 10 million (2019) and has a very diverse economy with many different industry sectors. The state also has the oldest State University in the United States, The University of North Carolina. The median household income is $52,752 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax is a flat rate of 4.99%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deduction
North Carolina United States

From Wikipedia

North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 – Standard/Itemized deductions = Taxable income]
  4. understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.99%
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 5.25%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,750
Married, Filing Jointly $25,500
Head of Household $19,125
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$10,750
Married, Filing Jointly $21,500
Head of Household $16,125
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$10,000
Married, Filing Jointly $20,000
Head of Household $15,000

State exemptions

There is no state-level exemptions.

FAQs

What taxes do North Carolinians pay?

North Carlinians pay a flat income tax rate of 4.99% regardingless of filing status.

How much do you make after taxes in North Carolina?

A single filer earning $53,000 per year will take home $42,336.52 after tax.
A married couple with a combined annual income of $106,000 will take home $84,673.05.

How much taxes are deducted from a $53,000 paycheck in North Carolina?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $888.63 monthly or $410.13 bi-weekly.