New Jersey (NJ) Tax Rate

 

While 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. New Jersey operates as a progressive tax system, meaning the rate goes up or down based on your adjusted gross income.

What Are the NJ Tax Brackets?

The NJ tax brackets vary between 1.4% and 10.75%, depending on your filing status and adjusted gross income. The tax brackets are as follows:

tax brackets

  • 4%
  • 75%
  • 45%
  • 5%
  • 25%
  • 37%
  • 97%
  • 75%

This applies to the following filing statuses:

  • Single
  • Married Filing Jointly
  • Married Filing Separately
  • Head of Household

Reference tax rate tables for the New Jersey tax rates from the New Jersey Department of Taxation.

Single Filing Status:

Income Tax Bracket Tax Rate 2019
$0 to $20,000 1.4%
$20,001 to $35,000 1.75%
$35,001 to $40,000 3.5%
$40,001 to $75,000 5.525%
$75,001 to $500,000 6.37%
$500,001 to $5,000,000 8.97%
$5,000,001 to Infinity 10.75%

Married Filing Status:

$0 to $20,000 1.4%
$20,001 to $50,000 1.75%
$50,001 to $70,000 2.45%
$70,001 to $80,000 3.5%
$80,001 to $150,000 5.525%
$150,001 to $500,000 6.37%
$500,001 to $5,000,000 8.97%
$5,000,001 to Infitnity 10.75%

Head of Household:

$0 to $20,000 1.4%
$20,001 to $50,000 1.75%
$50,001 to $70,000 2.45%
$70,001 to $80,000 3.5%
$80,001 to $150,000 5.525%
$150,001 to $500,000 6.37%
$500,001 to $5,000,000 8.97%
$5,000,001 to Infinity 10.75%

For the Married Filing Jointly and Head of Household filing statuses, an eighth tax rate and income tax bracket appears.

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