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How to Calculate 2017 Virginia 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 Virginia state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

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Virginia State Tax Tables



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


IRS released the new 2018 tax tables on Jan 11, 2018. Employers should implement the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018.

Current ezPaycheck software clients and ezAccounting software clients can download the latest version for free to update 2018 tax tables.

Tax rate used in calculating Virginia state tax for year 2017

State Abbreviation:

VA

State Tax Withholding State Code:

51

Acceptable Exemption Form:

VA-4

Basis For Withholding:

State Exemptions

Acceptable Exemption Data:

0 / Number of Additional Exemptions

TSP Deferred:

Yes

Special Coding:

Determine the Total Number Of Allowances Claimed field as follows:
First Position - Enter 0 (zero).
Second and Third Positions - Enter the total exemptions claimed on Line 1(c) of the VA-4.
Determine the Additional Exemptions Claimed field as follows:
First and Second Positions - Enter the number of additional exemptions claimed for age and blindness on Line 1(b) of the VA-4. Valid values are 00 through 99. If no additional exemptions are claimed, enter 00.

Additional Information:

None


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  • Withholding Formula >(Virginia Effective 2017)<
    1. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.
    2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes flexible spending account - health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed instep 1.
    3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (taxable life insurance, etc.) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.
    4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages times 26 to obtain the gross annual wages.
    5. Subtract a standard deduction of $3,000 from the gross annual wages.
    6. Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 5.

      Exemption Allowance = >$930< x Number of Personal Exemptions1

    7. 1 Number of personal exemptions claimed for self, spouse, and dependents. The number of personal exemptions is determined by subtracting the Extra Exemptions displayed on the Information/Research Inquiry System (IRIS), Program IR105, State Tax, from the Number of Exemptions displayed on IRIS Program IR105.

    8. Determine the additional exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 6 to compute the taxable income.
    9. Additional Exemption Allowance = $800 x Number of Exemptions2

      2 Number of additional exemptions claimed for age and blindness. The number of additional exemptions is displayed on IRIS Program IR105 under Extra Exemptions.

    10. Apply the taxable income computed in step 7 to the following table to determine the annual Virginia tax withholding.

    11. Tax Withholding Table

      If the Amount of
      Taxable Income Is:

      The Amount of Virginia
      Tax Withholding Should Be:


      Over:

      But Not
      Over:

      Of Excess
      Over:

      $         0
      $    3,000
      $     0
      plus
      2.00%
      $         0
           3,000
            5,000
           60
      plus
      3.00%
           3,000
           5,000
          17,000
         120
      plus
      5.00%
           5,000
         17,000
         and over
         720
      plus
      5.75%
         17,000

    12. Divide the annual Virginia tax withholding by 26 to obtain the biweekly Virginia tax withholding.


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