Tennessee Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Tennessee taxes

Last updated on Jul 20 2021

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Tennessee state income tax

Tennessee has a population of over 6.8 million (2019) and is known for, in no particular order, hot chicken, country music, whiskey and barbecue The median household income is $51,340 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • zero state-level income tax rate
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • no standard deductions and exemptions
  • no state-level tax credits
  • only needs to pay federal income tax
Tennessee United States

Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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

No need to pay any state-level income tax.


Since there is no income tax, there is no need for standard deductions.


Since there is no income tax, there is no need for exemptions.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

There is no state-level EITC.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.


What taxes do Tennessean pay?

Zero state-level income tax. Tennessee is one of the few states without income tax. Nice!

How much do you make after taxes in Tennessee?

A single filer with an annual wage of $52,000 will take home $43,487.
The take home pay is $86,974 for a married couple with a combined annual income of $104,000.