Below are your Colorado salary paycheck results. The results are broken up into three sections: "Paycheck Results" is your gross pay and specific deductions from your paycheck, "Net Pay" is your take-home pay, and "Calculation Based On" is the information entered into the calculator.
To understand your paycheck better and learn what are FIT, SUI, SDI, FLI, WC, and other taxes, check the payroll results FAQs below the results.
The percentage method is used if your bonus comes in a separate check from your regular paycheck. Your employer withholds a flat 22% (or if over $1 million, 37% which is the highest rate of income tax). 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.
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.
What is Colorado’s supplemental/bonus tax rate?
Some states tax bonuses, which are also called supplemental earnings. Find Colorado’s supplemental rate in our Payroll Resources under “Withholding Requirements”.
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.