|Retirement Contribution Effects on Your Paycheck|
|An employer sponsored retirement savings account could be one of your best tools for creating a secure retirement. It provides two important advantages. First, all contributions and earnings are tax deferred. You only pay taxes on contributions and earnings when the money is withdrawn. Second, many employers provide matching contributions to your account, which can range from 0% to 100% of your contributions. Use this calculator to see how increasing your contributions to a 401(k), 403(b) or 457 plan can affect your paycheck as well as your retirement savings. This calculator has been updated to use the new withholding schedules for 2010.
This is your gross pay, before any deductions, for the pay period. Please enter a dollar amount from $1 to $1,000,000.
This is how often you are paid. Your selections are: Weekly (52 paychecks per year), Every other week (26 paychecks per year), Twice a month (24 paychecks per year), and Monthly (12 paychecks per year).
This is your income tax filing status. The choices are "Single" and "Married". Choose "Married" if you are married or file as "head of household". Choose "Single" if you file your taxes as a single person or if you are married but file separately.
Number of allowances
When your Federal income tax withholdings are calculated, you are allowed to claim allowances to reduce the amount of the Federal income tax withholding. In 2010, each allowance you claim is equal to $3,650 of income that you expect to have in deductions when you file your annual tax return. The number of allowances you should claim depends largely on the number of dependents you have and your itemized deductions. This calculator allows from 0 to 99 allowances.
State and Local Taxes
This is the percentage that will be deducted for state and local taxes. We take your gross pay, minus $3,650 per allowance, times this percentage to calculate your estimated state and local taxes. Please note, this calculator can only estimate your state and local withholdings.
Enter any payroll deductions made by your employer that are made with pre-tax income. This might include your health insurance, life insurance among other pre-tax deductions.
Enter any payroll deductions made by your employer that are made with after tax income.
Enter any reimbursements made by your employer that are after tax.
Year to date income
Income from your employer that you have been paid during the current year, before the current payroll period. We use this amount to determine if you are still required to pay FICA OASDI for the current payroll period.
FICA Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance. FICA OASDI is calculated as your gross earnings times 6.2%. Please note that this calculator does not make any assumptions as to the total FICA OASDI paid for the current year. For 2010, incomes over $106,800 that have already had the maximum FICA OASDI amount of $6621.60 withheld will not have additional FICA OASDI withholdings.
FICA Medicare is calculated as the gross earnings times 1.45%. Unlike FICA OASDI there is no annual limit to FICA Medicare deductions.
Federal tax withholding calculations
Federal income tax withholdings were calculated by:
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*This information is from IRS Publication 15, December 17, 2009, for wages paid in 2010.
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Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.