Washington, D.C. Paycheck Calculator

Calculate your take home pay after federal & Washington, D.C. taxes

Last updated on Aug 25 2021

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Washington, D.C. state income tax

While not technically a state, we still include Washington, D.C. as one of the states. District of Columbia has a population of over 700 thousand (2019) and is the center of the United States government. It has the highest median household income at $82,336 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 4% to 8.95%
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions
  • has a Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Washington DC United States

Washington, D.C. 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 District of Columbia 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
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $10,000 4.00%
$10,000 – $40,000 6.00%
$40,000 – $60,000 6.50%
$60,000 – $350,000 8.50%
$350,000 – $1,000,000 8.75%
$1,000,000+ 8.95%


Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Married, Filing Jointly $25,100
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Married, Filing Jointly $24,400


There is no state-level exemptions.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
40% Yes

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.


What taxes do Washingtonian pay?

On top of the federal income tax, you need to pay the state-level income tax ranges from 4% to 8.95%.

How much do you make after taxes in Washington, D.C.?

A single filer earning an annual wage of $83,000 will take home $65,403.
A married couple with a combined annual salary of $166,000 will get $132,244.40 after taxes.