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Calculate your take home pay after federal & Virginia taxes

Last updated on Aug 25 2021

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Virginia state income tax

Virginia has a population of over 8.5 million (2019) and the state is known the birthplace of a nation, since it was the site of the first permanent English settlement. The median household income is $71,535 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 2% to 5.75%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
  • has a Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Virginia United States

Virginia 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 Virginia 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
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $3,000 2.00%
$3,000 – $5,000 3.00%
$5,000 – $17,000 5.00%
$17,000+ 5.75%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$4,500
Married, Filing Jointly $9,000

Exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$930
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $1,860
Dependent(s) $930

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Maximum income
2021
2020
20% No

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do Virginian pay?

On top of federal income tax, the residents of Virginia only need to pay state-level income tax ranging from 2% to 5.75%.

How much do you make after taxes in Virginia?

A single filer who earns $72,000 per year will take home $54,064.22.
A married couple with a combined annual salary of $114,000 will take home $88,520.95 after tax.