South Carolina Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & South Carolina taxes

Last updated on Jul 20 2021

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South Carolina state income tax

South Carolina has a population of over 5 million (2019) and has an advanced manufacturing industry, with industrial outputs include textile goods, chemical products, paper products, machinery, etc. The state is also famous for its beaches and golf courses. The median household income is $50,570 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 0% to 7%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
  • has a Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
South Carolina United States

South Carolina fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

Calculating your South 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 [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 is no state-level payroll tax.

Income tax brackets

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,070 0.00%
$3,070 – $6,150 3.00%
$6,150 – $9,230 4.00%
$9,230 – $12,310 5.00%
$12,310 – $15,400 6.00%
$15,400+ 7.00%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,030 0.00%
$3,030 – $6,060 3.00%
$6,060 – $9,090 4.00%
$9,090 – $12,120 5.00%
$12,120 – $15,160 6.00%
$15,160+ 7.00%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,550
Married, Filing Jointly $25,100
Head of Household $18,800
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,200
Married, Filing Jointly $24,400
Head of Household $18,350

Exemptions

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2021 Dependent(s) $4,260
2020 Any $0

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
2021 83.33% No
2020 62.50% No

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do South Carolinian pay?

No state-level income tax if you earn less than $3070 per year. If not, your South Carolina income tax ranges from 3% to 7%. No payroll tax.

How much do you make after taxes in South Carolina?

The take home pay after taxes for a single filer who earns $51,000 per annual is $40,506.30.
For a married couple with a combined annual income of $102,000, it is $80,796.50 after taxes.