South Carolina Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & South Carolina taxes

Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

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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
South Carolina United States

From Wikipedia

South 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 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 [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = 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

Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,200 0%
$3,200 – $6,410 3%
$6,410 – $9,620 4%
$9,620 – $12,820 5%
$12,820 – $16,040 6%
$16,040+ 7%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,070 0%
$3,070 – $6,150 3%
$6,150 – $9,230 4%
$9,230 – $12,310 5%
$12,310 – $15,400 6%
$15,400+ 7%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,030 0%
$3,030 – $6,060 3%
$6,060 – $9,090 4%
$9,090 – $12,120 5%
$12,120 – $15,160 6%
$15,160+ 7%

State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$12,950
Married, Filing Jointly $25,900
Head of Household $19,400
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

State exemptions

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2022 Dependent(s) 4,300
2021 Dependent(s) $4,260
2020 Any $0

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 $40,619.40.
For a married couple with a combined annual income of $102,000, it is $80,693.90 after taxes.

How much taxes are deducted from a $51,000 paycheck in South Carolina?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $865.06 monthly or $399.26 bi-weekly.