This calculator is to help you see how withholding allowances affect your pay. This allows you
to adjust your withholdings so you don’t get a refund.
If you want more information on how to use it, check out my blog post on Exemptions, Allowances and Deductions.
The best way to start is to take a current pay stub and input the values.
Verify that the Medicare, OASDI, Income Tax and Take Home Pay match that stub (they might be few cents off).
You can then change your withholding allowances and see how it will affect your take home pay.
|When are you paid?||WeeklyBiweeklyTwice a monthMonthly|
|Income per paycheck|
|Other (Non take home)|
An example of Other (Non take home) is a contribution to a group life insurance policy
|Deductions per paycheck||Before Tax||After Tax|
|Investments (401(k), 403(b), etc.)|
Health Care includes premiums as well as contributions to savings accounts.
Do not include employer matches in investments.
Employee stock purchase plans would be after tax investments.
Contributions to a charity directly from your pay would be after tax other.
|Medicare (computed before your pretax investments but after pretax health care premiums)|
|OASDI (Social Security) (computed before your pretax investments but after pretax health care premiums)|
|Federal Income Tax (approximate)|
|Take Home Pay (approximate – does not include any state taxes)|
This calculator is for informational purposes only. If you have specific questions,
you should seek the advice of an accountant.
No data from this calculator is saved and it does not connect to a server to do any computations.
Copyright 2011 – Michael Kaply