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How to Calculate 2021 New York 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 2021 New York state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

6. If you want to simplify payroll tax calculations, you can download ezPaycheck payroll software, which can calculate federal tax, state tax, Medicare tax, Social Security Tax and other taxes for you automatically. You can try it free for 30 days, with no obligation and no credt card needed.

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New York State Tax Tables

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Tax rate used in calculating New York state tax for year 2021

State Abbreviation:

NY

State Tax Withholding State Code:

36

Acceptable Exemption Form:

IT-2104 or W-4

Basis For Withholding:

State Exemptions

Acceptable Exemption Data:

S, M / Number of Exemptions

TSP Deferred:

Yes

Special Coding:

None

Additional Information:

None




Withholding Formula (New York Effective 2021)
  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 in step 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 by 26 to obtain the annual wages.

  5. Determine the standard deduction allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the annual wages.

  6. Single/Head of Household

    Married

    $7,400
    $7,950

  7. Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 5 to compute the taxable income.
  8. Exemption Allowance = $1,000 x Number of Exemptions

  9. Apply the taxable income computed in step 6 to the following table to determine the annual New York tax withholding.

  10. Tax Withholding Table
    Single
    or
    Head of Household

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of New York State
    Tax Withholding Should Be:

    Over:

    But Not
    Over:

    Of Excess
    Over:

    $ 0
    $ 8,500
    $ 0
    plus
    4.00%
    $ 0
    8,500
    11,700
    340
    plus
    4.50%
    8,500
    11,700
    13,900
    484
    plus
    5.25%
    11,700
    13,900
    21,400
    600
    plus
    5.90%
    13,900
    21,400
    80,650
    1,042
    plus
    5.97%
    21,400
    80,650
    96,800
    4,579
    plus
    6.33%
    80,650
    96,800
    107,650
    5,602
    plus
    7.38%
    96,800
    107,650
    157,650
    6,402
    plus
    7.88%
    107,650
    157,650
    215,400
    10,342
    plus
    6.83%
    157,650
    215,400
    265,400
    14,287
    plus
    9.59%
    215,400
    265,400
    1,077,550
    19,082
    plus
    7.35%
    265,400
    1,077,550
    1,127,550
    78,775
    plus
    52.08%
    1,077,550
    1,127,550
    and over
    104,815
    plus
    9.62%
    1,127,550


    Married

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of New York State
    Tax Withholding Should Be:

    Over:

    But Not
    Over:

    Of Excess
    Over:

    $ 0
    $ 8,500
    $ 0
    plus
    4.00%
    $ 0
    8,500
    11,700
    340
    plus
    4.50%
    8,500
    11,700
    13,900
    484
    plus
    5.25%
    11,700
    13,900
    21,400
    600
    plus
    5.90%
    13,900
    21,400
    80,650
    1,042
    plus
    5.97%
    21,400
    80,650
    96,800
    4,579
    plus
    6.33%
    80,650
    96,800
    107,650
    5,602
    plus
    7.28%
    96,800
    107,650
    157,650
    6,391
    plus
    7.78%
    107,650
    157,650
    211,550
    10,281
    plus
    7.99%
    157,650
    211,550
    323,200
    14,588
    plus
    6.83%
    211,550
    323,200
    373,200
    22,214
    plus
    10.71%
    323,200
    373,200
    1,077,569
    27,565
    plus
    7.35%
    373,200
    1,077,550
    2,155,350
    79,338
    plus
    7.65%
    1,077,550
    2,155,350
    2,205,350
    161,790
    plus
    94.54%
    2,155,350
    2,205,350
    and over
    209,060
    plus
    9.62%
    2,205,350

  11. Divide the annual New York tax withholding by 26 to obtain the biweekly New York tax withholding.
 

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