Texas Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take-home pay after federal & Texas taxes

Updated for 2024 tax year on Apr 1, 2024

What was updated? 2024 federal income tax, state income tax, FICA & standard deduction

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Paycheck calculator for Texas

Overview of Texas

Texas has a population of over 28 million (2020) and is the second-largest US state. The median household income is $59,206 (2017).

Brief summary of Texas state income tax:

  • zero state income tax
  • no state payroll tax
  • no state-level standard deductions and exemptions
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Understanding your Texas paycheck

Two towering figures loom large in the vast financial territory of Texas paychecks: federal income taxes and FICA taxes. Federal income taxes depending on your income, filing status, and exemptions. FICA taxes, on the other hand, support Social Security and Medicare. The self-employed face a more challenging financial frontier, bearing the entire 15.3% FICA tax burden, though certain deductions may help soften the impact.

The FICA tax frontier expands for those with income exceeding $200,000. These high-income earners face an additional Medicare tax of 0.9%, bringing their total FICA tax rate for Medicare to 2.35%—a critical consideration when planning your financial journey.

Form W-4 serves as a map for your employer, guiding them to the appropriate amount of federal income tax to withhold from your paycheck. This form takes into account your filing status, income, and dependents. Keep your W-4 updated whenever significant life changes occur, such as marriage or the birth of a child.

Your marital status and pre-tax deductions are crucial in navigating the Texas financial landscape. Pre-tax deductions, such as 401(k) contributions or Health Savings Account (HSA) deposits, reduce your taxable income and may lower your overall tax burden.

In the Lone Star State, you’ll find a unique tax oasis. Texas lacks a state income tax, payroll tax, standard deductions, and exemptions. This absence of state taxes makes it essential to focus on federal tax planning strategies to optimize your financial situation.

The final stretch of your Texas paycheck adventure lies in the realm of post-tax deductions. After calculating taxes, these deductions are taken from your pay and may include union dues, charitable donations, wage garnishments, or after-tax retirement account contributions. Understanding post-tax deductions empowers you to assess your take-home pay accurately and make well-informed financial decisions.

Calculate your Texas paycheck

Calculating your Texas state income tax is different from the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:

  1. Determine your gross income
    • Annual salary
      Annual salary = Gross income
    • Hourly wage
      Hourly wage × Hours worked per day × Days worked per week × Weeks worked per year = Your weekly paycheck
  2. Work out your total federal income tax
    1. Gross income adjusted
      Gross income − Pre-tax deductions = Gross income adjusted
    2. Federal taxable income
      Gross income adjusted − Federal standard/itemized deductions = Federal taxable income
    3. Federal income tax liability
      Federal taxable income × Federal income tax rate = Federal income tax liability
    4. Federal payroll tax liability
      Gross income adjusted × Federal payroll tax rate = Federal payroll tax liability
  3. Figure out your net pay
    Gross income − (Total income tax liability + Total payroll tax liability + Total pre-tax deductions + Total post-tax deductions + Total withholdings) = Your net pay
  4. Divide your net pay by your pay frequency
    • Daily
      Your net pay / Days worked per week / Weeks worked per year = Your daily paycheck
    • Weekly
      Your net pay / 52 = Your weekly paycheck
    • Bi-weekly
      Your net pay / 26 = Your bi-weekly paycheck
    • Semi-monthly
      Your net pay / 24 = Your semi-monthly paycheck
    • Monthly
      Your net pay / 12 = Your monthly paycheck
    • Quarterly
      Your net pay / 4 = Your quarterly paycheck
    • Semi-annual
      Your net pay / 2 = Your semi-annual paycheck
    • Annual
      Your net pay = Your annual paycheck

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

There is no need to pay any state-level income tax.

State standard deduction

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

State exemptions

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

FAQs

What taxes do Texans pay?

There is no state-level tax in Texas. Residents only need to pay federal tax.

How much do you make after taxes in Texas?

For a single filer who earns $59,000 per annual, the total take-home pay is $49,246.
For a married couple with a combined income of $118,000 annually, the total take-home pay is $98,492.

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

The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $812.84 monthly or $375.16 bi-weekly.