Utah Paycheck Calculator
Calculate your take-home pay after federal & Utah taxes
Updated for 2023 tax year on Mar 15, 2023
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Overview of Utah
Utah has a population of over 3 million (2019) and is known for having some of the best skiing in the country. The state has a highly diversified economy, with major sectors including transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, and mining. The median household income is $68,358 (2017).
- the income tax is a flat rate of 4.95%
- no state-level payroll tax
- no standard deductions and exemptions
Understanding your Utah paycheck
Understanding all the elements of your Utah paycheck is essential to ensure you’re keeping as much of your hard-earned money as possible. First, your gross pay is subject to federal and FICA taxes. For federal income taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses a progressive tax system. Meanwhile, FICA taxes consist of two parts: Social Security and Medicare, which fund these essential social programs.
Your federal tax withholdings depend heavily on the information you provide on Form W-4, which you submit to your employer. This form outlines your filing status, dependents, and any additional withholdings you may request. The pay frequency also plays a role in shaping your paycheck, as it influences the total amount withheld. Most employers offer to pay weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly.
Your marital status, along with the number of dependents you claim, has a significant impact on the taxes withheld from your paycheck. It’s crucial to keep your Form W-4 up-to-date to avoid under-withholding or over-withholding taxes. Additionally, consider pre-tax deductions, such as contributions to a 401(k) plan or a health savings account (HSA). These deductions lower your taxable income and may lead to tax savings.
Utah stands out with its flat state income tax rate (4.95%), meaning all taxpayers pay the same percentage, regardless of income. This simplified tax system makes calculating your state tax obligation a breeze. Utah does not impose a state payroll tax, making things even easier for its residents.
Utah does not offer a state standard deduction or personal exemptions. Instead, the state provides taxpayers a non-refundable tax credit based on their adjusted gross income and the number of exemptions claimed.
Finally, after all the taxes and pre-tax deductions have been accounted for, your employer may withhold post-tax deductions, such as wage garnishments, charitable contributions, or after-tax contributions to a Roth IRA. These deductions are taken out after taxes and don’t impact your taxable income. Once all deductions are made, you’re left with your net pay – the amount you’ll see deposited in your bank account.
Calculate your Utah paycheck
Utah 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 Utah state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal paycheck calculator:
- figure out your filing status
- work out your adjusted gross income [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
- calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – Itemized deductions = Taxable income]
- understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
- 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
|Tax year||Filing status||Taxable income||Rate|
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
State standard deduction
State standard deductions are in the form of tax credits.
State exemptions are in the form of tax credits.
What taxes do Utahns pay?
Residents of Utah need to pay a flat income tax rate of 4.95%.
How much do you make after taxes in Utah?
A single filer will make $52,358 if he earns $69,000 annually.
A married couple will make $104,716 if they have a combined annual income of $138,000.
How much taxes are deducted from a $69,000 paycheck in Utah?
The total taxes deducted for a single filer are $1386.84 monthly or $640.08 bi-weekly.