Federal Bonus Tax Percent Calculator

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This federal bonus tax calculator uses supplemental tax rates to calculate withholding on special wage payments such as bonuses. If your state does not have a special supplemental rate, you will be forwarded to the aggregate bonus calculator. This is state-by state compliant for those states who allow the aggregate method or percent method of bonus calculations. See payroll calculation FAQs below.

State & Date
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are bonuses taxed differently than regular pay?

Yes. Bonuses are taxed more than regular pay because they are considered supplemental income. They are always federally taxed, no matter which tax bracket you’re in.

Bonuses are taxed either by using the percentage method or the aggregate method. PaycheckCity has both percentage and aggregate bonus free calculators.

What is the percentage method for bonuses?

The percentage method is used if your bonus comes in a separate check from your regular paycheck. Your employer withholds a flat 22% (or 37% if over $1 million). This percentage method is also used for other supplemental income such as severance pay, commissions, overtime, etc. Supplemental wages are still taxed Social Security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes.

What is the aggregate method for bonuses?

The aggregate method is used if your bonus is on the same check as your regular paycheck. Your employer will withhold tax from your bonus plus your regular earnings according to your W-4 answers. Your bonus will be taxed the same as your regular pay, including income taxes, Medicare, and Social Security.

Will my bonus be taxed even if I claim exempt in my W4?

Yes, the flat 37% rate applies even if an employee claims exemption in their federal Form W-4 from federal income tax withholding.

Are bonuses taxed by states?

Yes, some states will tax bonus income or supplemental income. Select a state for the calculator to give you the most accurate results.

State Bonus Tax Percent Calculators

Select your state from the list below to see its bonus tax percent calculator.

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona (aggregate only)
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut (aggregate only)
  8. Delaware (aggregate only)
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii (aggregate only)
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky (aggregate only)
  18. Louisiana (aggregate only)
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts (aggregate only)
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi (aggregate only)
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey (aggregate only)
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah (aggregate only)
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming (aggregate only)
  51. Washington DC (aggregate only)
  52. Puerto Rico (aggregate only)
  53. American Samoa
  54. Guam
  55. Northern Mariana Islands
  56. US Virgin Islands
The calculators on this website are provided by Symmetry Software and are designed to provide general guidance and estimates. These calculators should not be relied upon for accuracy, such as to calculate exact taxes, payroll or other financial data. Neither these calculators nor the providers and affiliates thereof are providing tax or legal advice. You should refer to a professional adviser or accountant regarding any specific requirements or concerns.
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