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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.


This take home pay calculator answers the question, "How much will my paycheck be after taxes are taken out?"
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This net pay calculator will estimate your weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual net take home pay after calculating your deductions and federal and state income tax withholding. Now includes a field for calculating and entering claimed tips, plus a printer friendly report button. Plus you can also compare the effects of the 2018 tax reform with the 2017 tax tables. The $ecret tab includes:

  • What is your hourly net pay and how can you increase it?
  • An eye-opening hourly net-pay calculator.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
Hours (optional)
Hourly:Hourly:Hourly rate:Hourly pay rate:

Hourly pay rate:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, enter your hourly pay rate. Otherwise, simply enter your gross wages in the next section.

Reg hrs:Reg hrs:Regular hours:Regular hours this pay period:

Regular hours this pay period:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, enter the number of hours work this pay period. Otherwise, simply enter your gross wages in the next section.

OT rate:OT rate:Overtime rate:Overtime rate:

Overtime rate:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, either choose your overtime multiple (overtime rate will be calculated) or enter your overtime rate manually. Otherwise, simply enter your gross wages in the next section.

OT hrs:OT hours:Overtime hours:Overtime hours this pay period:

Overtime hours this pay period:

If you would like the calculator to calculate your gross wages, enter your your overtime hours for this pay period. Otherwise, simply enter your gross wages in the next section.

Gross Wages & Pay Period
Gross:Gross:Gross pay:Gross pay for pay period:

Gross pay for pay period:

Enter your gross pay for the pay period if not already calculated from above entries.

Tips:Claimed tips:Claimed tips:Claimed tips:

Claimed tips:

If you are required to claim a portion of your tips, enter the estimated total you want to claim for the pay period in the far right-hand field. Or, if you want the calculator to calculate your claimed tips for you, expand the description and enter your total sales, then select the percentage of sales you wish to claim as tipped wages.

Period:Period:Pay period:Select pay period:

Pay period:

Select how often you receive a paycheck.

Filing Status & Withholding
Status:Status:Filing status:Select filing status:

Filing status:

Choose Single if single or married filing separately. Choose Married if married filing jointly or filing head of household.

# Allow:# Allowances:Withholding allowances:Number of withholding allowances:

Number of withholding allowances:

Enter the number of withholding allowances. Normally equal to the number of dependents you have, but can be adjusted up or down depending on your circumstances.

Before Tax Adjustments
Plan:Qualified plan:Qualified deferral plan:Qualified tax deferral plan, such as 401K:

Qualified tax deferral plan:

Enter the percentage of your income that is withheld for 401k contributions each pay period (enter .05, as 5). Typically this amount cannot exceed $5,000 annually.

Other:Other BT ded:Other before tax deductions:Other before tax deductions, such as HSA:

Other before tax deductions:

Enter the total of any other before-tax deductions per pay period, such as contributions to a Health Savings Account, or a Flexible Savings Account.

After Tax Adjustments
& local tax pct:& local tax pct:& local tax percentage:& local income tax percentage:

State and local income tax percentage:

Enter the total percentage of your state and local income taxes (without the percent sign). If you don't know your state tax rate, select your state from the dropdown menu to display your state's tax brackets. If you've entered your gross pay the calculator will estimate your annual taxable earnings and then highlight your approximate bracket and rate (single filer). Or tap here to see a listing of all states.

Other:Other AT ded:Other after tax deductions:Other after tax deductions:

Other after tax deductions:

Enter the total of any after tax deductions, such as health insurance, dental plans, etc..

Reimb...:AT Reimburse:After tax reimbursements:After tax reimbursements:

After tax reimbursements:

Enter the total of any out-of-pocket expenses that your employer typically reimburses you for.

Withholding and Deductions
Gross:Gross pay:Gross pay:Gross wages for pay period:

Gross pay:

Gross pay as entered in top of form.

Allow:Allowance:Allowance deduction:Allowance deduction:

Allowance deduction:

Qual. plan:Qualified plan:Qualified plan deduction:Qualified plan deduction:

Qualified plan deduction:

Total contribution to qualified retirement plan this pay period. This amount is deducted from your federal taxable wages and it is deducted from your gross pay.

Other BT:Other BT deduct:Other BT deductions:Other before tax deductions:

Other before tax deductions:

Total other before tax deductions for this pay period. This figure is deducted from your federal taxable wages and it is deducted from your gross pay.

Fed taxable:Federal taxable:Federal taxable:Federal taxable wages:

Federal taxable wages:

This is your calculated federal taxable wages for this pay period, which is used only to determine your federal and state income tax withholding amounts.


Federal tax withholding:

This figure is deducted from your federal taxable wages and it is deducted from your gross pay. If you would like to see how the calculator estimates the federal withholding result, tap here for an explanation along with the withholding tables.

FICA SS:FICA SS wh:FICA SS withholding:FICA Social Security withholding:

FICA Social Security withholding:

FICA MC:FICA MC wh:FICA Med withholding:FICA Medicare withholding:

FICA Medicare withholding:

State whld:State withhold:State tax withholding:State and local income tax withholding:

State and local income tax withholding:

Based on your entered state tax percentage, this amount is your state income tax withholding for this pay period (state tax percent X federal taxable wages).

Other AT:Other AT reduct:Other AT reductions:Other after tax reductions:

Other after tax reductions:

Total other after tax reductions as entered in the above form.



Total reimbursements as entered in the above section of this form. This amount is added to your net pay.

Total net:Net with tips:Net pay with tips:Net pay including tips:

Net pay including tips:

This is your net pay before any claimed tips are removed (tips were already paid to you so they need to be backed out).

Net pay:Net pay:Net take home pay:Net take home pay for pay period:

Net take home pay:

This is your take home pay after subtracting all deductions and any claimed tips from your gross pay, and then adding back any reimbursements entered.


If you would like to save the current entries and results to the device you are using, tap or click on the Data tab and then tap or click on the Save button. If you upgrade your Basic, Local Storage subscription to the Cloud Storage acess level, you can save multiple sets of entries for this calculator to the secure online database, which makes them accessable from any device.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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