Navigating the intricacies of payroll—be it deductions, taxes, or benefits—is a crucial task for any HR professional or payroll manager, oftengo ...
Georgia Paycheck Calculator
Use Georgia Paycheck Calculator to estimate net or “take home” pay for salaried employees. Simply input salary details, benefits and deductions, and any other necessary information as prompted below, and let our tool handle the rest.
Where are you employed?
How much do you get paid annual?
How often are you paid?
What is your federal filing status?
Children under 17 and students under 24
All other dependents
Where do you live?
Benefits and Deductions
Federal Income Tax
Alabama State Tax
What Are Payroll Taxes?
Payroll taxes withheld from employee paychecks fund Social Security and Medicare, to which the employer also makes payroll tax contributions.
The Social Security tax is paid by both the employee and the employer at a rate of 6.2% of the employee’s wages. The Medicare tax is also paid by both employee and employer, but at a rate of 1.45%.
Employers are also required to pay taxes under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) and the State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA). The employer must also collect federal income tax from employee paychecks and pay that amount to the IRS. The rate is determined by the employee’s tax bracket.
Each state also has specific state payroll taxes that must be withheld and paid.
Georgia Payroll Taxes
There are two Georgia employer payroll taxes to keep track of, in addition to Social Security and Medicare.
Employers contribute to a state unemployment tax account, as per SUTA, while employees pay state income tax.
Under SUTA, companies must allocate a portion of payroll taxes toward the state’s unemployment program, which pays out benefits to the unemployed until they find a new job or the predetermined benefit runs out.
In Georgia, SUTA rates range from .04% to 8.1% and are determined by the difference between SUTA taxes paid and unemployment insurance paid by the employer.
SUTA taxes are paid on the first $9,500 of annual employee income, as of 2022. The rate for new employers is 2.7%. Find more information on the Department of Labor website.
State Income Tax
Georgia’s income tax rate is based on a graduated scale you can find on the Department of Revenue website.
Paying Payroll Taxes
Just as you need an EIN to pay federal payroll taxes, in Georgia, you’ll need to register for state withholdings at the Department of Revenue’s online tax center. You’ll also need to register with the Department of Labor to pay SUTA taxes.
In Georgia, the processes for tax deposits and payroll taxes are simple. To pay withheld income taxes, log in to your Georgia tax center account. Payments will be semi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually depending on the total withheld.
To pay your quarterly SUTA taxes, just log in to your Department of Labor account and follow the steps.
Using a Payroll Tax Service
Payroll and payroll taxes come with countless laws and restrictions, which is why many business owners turn to a payroll service provider to ensure their business remains fully compliant. It’s usually less expensive than creating a new staff position for managing payroll, and relatively easy.
You’ll just send over your digital timesheets and relevant information and the service provider will take care of the calculations, payments and taxes, freeing you up to focus on growing your business.
We highly recommend hiring a payroll service — as a busy entrepreneur, you won’t regret it!