How to Calculate 2017 Pennsylvania State Income Tax by Using State Income Tax Table

1. Find your income exemptions

2. Find your pretax deductions, including 401K, flexible account contributions ...

3. Find your gross income

4. Check the 2017 Pennsylvania state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

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Pennsylvania State Tax Tables

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2018 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2017 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2016 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2015 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2014 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2013 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2012 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2011 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table
2010 Pennsylvania State Tax Witholding Table

Tax rate used in calculating Pennsylvania state tax for year 2017

State Abbreviation:


State Tax Withholding State Code:


Acceptable Exemption Form:


Basis For Withholding:

Percentage of Annual Wages

Acceptable Exemption Data:


TSP Deferred:


Special Coding:


Additional Information:

A state tax certificate is not required since the state tax computation is based on a percentage of annual wages.

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Withholding Formula (Pennsylvania Effective 2017)
  1. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment from the gross biweekly wages.

  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly life insurance payment from the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits to the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages times 26 to obtain the annual wages.

  5. Multiply the annual wages by 3.07 percent to calculate the annual Pennsylvania tax withholding.

  6. Divide the annual Pennsylvania tax withholding by 26 to obtain the biweekly Pennsylvania tax withholding.

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