Ohio Paycheck Calculator
Use Ohio 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 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.
Ohio Payroll Taxes
In addition to Social Security and Medicare, Ohio assesses state income tax and state unemployment taxes, as per SUTA.
However, it’s important to note that various localities in Ohio have local income taxes on top of the state income tax. This extra tax is dependent on which municipality an employee is a resident of, as well as what school district they live within.
State and Local Income Tax
Ohio has a progressive income tax system with five different brackets. Employers are required to withhold state income taxes from their employee’s wages.
State Income Tax
|Taxable Income||Tax Rate|
|$0 to $25,000||0%|
|$25,001 to $44,250||$346.16 + 2.765% of the total exceeding $25,000|
|$44,250 to $88,450||$878.42 + 3.226% of the total exceeding $44,250|
|$88,450 to $110,650||$2,304.31 + 3.688% of the total exceeding $88,450|
|Over $110,650||$3,123.05 + 3.99% of the total exceeding $110,650|
For a more detailed overview of Ohio’s state income tax systems and how to approach withholdings, check out the state’s Annual Tax Rates webpage.
Local Income Tax
Depending on which municipality an employee lives in, income tax rates range from 0% t0 3%. Find more information about Ohio municipality taxes at the state’s Regional Income Tax Agency.
Depending on which school district an employee is a resident of, income tax rates range from 0.5% to 2%. Review the tax rates at the Department of Taxation’s School Districts publication.
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
State unemployment tax is an employer-paid tax and thus not withheld from employees.
As of 2022, SUTA tax rates in Ohio range from 0.3% to 9.7% for established businesses. The rate for new businesses not in the construction industry is 2.7%. New businesses in the construction industry have a tax rate of 5.5%.
The current unemployment-taxable wage base in Ohio is $9,000.
Paying Payroll Taxes
Just as you need an EIN to pay federal payroll taxes, in Ohio you’ll need to register for state withholding through the state’s Business Gateway service and, for SUTA taxes with the Department of Job and Family Services.
Find more information through Ohio’s Employer Resource Information Center.
Using a Payroll Tax Service
In Ohio, 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!