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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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Pennsylvania state income tax

Pennsylvania state has a population of over 12 million (2019). Its largest city is Philadelphia and is also where Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address were written. The median household income is $59,195 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax is a flat rate of 3.07%
  • local income tax for various cities
  • subject to State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) of 0.06%
  • no standard deduction and exemption
Pennsylvania United States

From Wikipedia

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 = 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
2022
2021
2020
State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) 0.06%

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 3.07%

Local income tax

Based on local earned income.

Tax year City Rate
2022 Bethlehem 1%
Bradford 1%
Caln 1%
Camp Hill 2%
Carlisle 1.6%
Erie 1.65%
Fairview 1.45%
Greene 1.7%
Gregg 1.8%
Hanover 1%
Harrisburg 2%
Horsham 1%
Kelly 2%
Lancaster 1.1%
Philadelphia 3.8712%
Pittsburgh 3%
Plains 1%
Reading 3.6%
Scranton 3.4%
South Lebanon 1%
South Park 1%
Tinicum 1%
Warminster 1%
Wilkes-Barre 3%
York 1.25%
2021 Bethlehem 1%
Bradford 1%
Caln 1%
Camp Hill 2%
Carlisle 1.6%
Erie 1.65%
Fairview 1%
Greene 1.7%
Gregg 1.8%
Hanover 1%
Harrisburg 2%
Horsham 1%
Kelly 2%
Lancaster 1.1%
Monroeville 1.5%
Philadelphia 3.8398%
Pittsburgh 3%
Plains 1%
Reading 3.6%
Scranton 3.4%
South Lebanon 1%
South Park 1%
Susquehanna 1%
Tinicum 1%
Tredyffrin 0%
Warminster 1%
Wilkes-Barre 3%
York 1%

State standard deduction

There is no state-level standard deductions.

State exemptions

There is no state-level exemptions.

FAQs

What taxes do Pennsylvanian pay?

Beside the income tax (flat rate of 3.07, there is a local income tax for various cities. There is also a payroll tax of 0.06%.

How much do you make after taxes in Pennsylvania?

If you are a single filer living in Philadelphia and earn $59,000 per year, your take home pay will be $44,626.32.
If you are a married couple with a combined annual income of $118,000, your take home pay is $89,252.64.

How much taxes are deducted from a $59,000 paycheck in Pennsylvania?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1009.02 monthly or $465.70 bi-weekly.