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It’s the 36th largest by area and the 15th most populous of the 50 states. Tennessee is usually divided into three Grand Divisions: East, Middle, and West Tennessee, which are geographically, culturally, and legally distinguished. Nashville is the state’s capital and largest city, and its surrounding areas comprise the largest metropolitan area.

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Tennessee Paycheck Calculator and Payroll Taxes

  • There is no state income tax in Tennessee.
  • The corporation income tax rate is 6.5%.

How does the Tennessee Paycheck Tax Calculator Work? 

As in all other states within the United States, Tennessee residents have to pay federal income and FICA taxes. FICA, or the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, includes Social Security and Medicare taxes. You pay 6.2% and 1.45% of your earnings, respectively. Please note, though, that the employer usually matches these, so, in effect, you pay 12.4% total for Social Security and 2.9% total for Medicare.

Also, suppose your earnings go over $200,000 for single filers, $250,000 for joint filers, or $125,000 for married filing separately. In that case, you may have to pay a 0.9% additional Medicare surtax, over and above what your employer matches.

Note, though, that if you’re self-employed or an independent contractor, you are responsible for paying the full FICA taxes; in that case, your employer doesn’t pay 50% of your FICA taxes. So, you would have to make sure 100% of your FICA taxes are paid, and you may also get to claim a tax deduction during tax season to recapture half of the “employer” portion of your FICA taxes.

Important Note: Stubbuilder provides a paycheck calculator designed to provide essential guidance. This should not be relied upon to calculate exact taxes, payroll, or other financial data. You should seek a professional accountant regarding any particular requirement.

Tennessee Payroll Tax Calculator and Unemployment Tax Rate 

  • Employers pay Tennessee unemployment tax on the first $7,000 of an employee’s wages.
  • New employers have a tax rate of 2.7%.
  • New construction employers classified under NAICS 23 are assessed at a tax rate of 6%.
  • Experienced employers pay at a rate of 0.01%-10%.

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  • What is a Tennessee Paycheck Calculator?

A Tennessee Paycheck Calculator is a tool used to estimate the net pay an employee will receive after deductions like taxes and other withholdings are subtracted from their gross wages.

  • How does the Tennessee Paycheck Calculator work?

The calculator requires inputs such as gross wages, federal filing status, number of allowances, and any additional withholding amounts. It then calculates deductions and provides an estimate of the take-home pay.

  • What information do I need to use the Tennessee Paycheck Calculator?

You will need to input your gross wages (total earnings before deductions), federal filing status (such as single, married filing jointly, etc.), number of allowances claimed on your W-4 form, any additional withholding amounts, and any other pertinent information provided by your employer.

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