California Tax Rates

 

tax ratesWhile federal tax rates apply to every taxpayer, state income taxes vary by state. Some states have a flat tax rate, marginal tax rate, or don’t have any state taxes at all.

State tax is levied by California on your income each year. California income taxes are drawn from your paycheck as a percentage of money that you pay to the state government based on the income you earn.

What are the California Tax Rates?

There are nine California tax rates, and they are based on a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income.

How Are California Income Tax Brackets Determined?

The California income tax brackets are based on taxable income as well as your filing status. See the tables below to view what your California tax rate may be, based on your filing status.

California Tax Brackets for Single Taxpayers

Taxable Income Rate
$0 – $8,809 1.00%
$8,809 – $20,883 2.00%
$20,883 – $32,960 4.00%
$32,960 – $45,753 6.00%
$45,753 – $57,824 8.00%
$57,824 – $295,373 9.30%
$295,373 – $354,445 10.30%
$354,445 – $590,742 11.30%
$590,742 – $999,999 12.30%
$1,000,000+ 13.30%

California Tax Brackets for Married/Registered Domestic Partner (RDP) Filing Jointly Taxpayers (and Qualifying Widowers)

Taxable Income Rate
$0 – $17,618 1.00%
$17,618 – $41,766 2.00%
$41,766 – $65,920 4.00%
$65,920 – $91,506 6.00%
$91,506 – $115,648 8.00%
$115,648 – $590,746 9.30%
$590,746 – $708,890 10.30%
$708,890 – $1,181,484 11.30%
$1,181,484 – $1,999,999 12.30%
$2,000,000+ 13.30%

California Tax Brackets for Married/Registered Domestic Partner (RDP) Filing Separately Taxpayers

Taxable Income Rate
$0 – $8,809 1.00%
$8,809 – $20,883 2.00%
$20,883 – $32,960 4.00%
$32,960 – $45,753 6.00%
$45,753 – $57,824 8.00%
$57,824 – $295,373 9.30%
$295,373 – $354,445 10.30%
$354,445 – $590,742 11.30%
$590,742 – $999,999 12.30%
$1,000,000+ 13.30%

California Tax Brackets for Head of Household-Filing Taxpayers

Taxable Income Rate
$0 – $17,629 1.00%
$17,629 – $41,768 2.00%
$41,768 – $53,843 4.00%
$53,843 – $66,636 6.00%
$66,636 – $78,710 8.00%
$78,710 – $401,705 9.30%
$401,705 – $482,047 10.30%
$482,047 – $803,410 11.30%
$803,410 – $999,999 12.30%
$1,000,000+ 13.30%

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