New Jersey Tax Tables 2021 - Tax Rates and Thresholds in New Jersey (2024)

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This page contains the tax table information used for the calculation of tax and payroll deductions in New Jersey in 2021. These tax tables are used for the tax and payroll calculators published on iCalculator™ US, these tools are provided for your free use on our website. If you would like additional tax table information added to the tax calculators for New Jersey or would like to add to or suggest amendments to the information herein then please contact us.

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  • New Jersey State Income Tax Tables
  • New Jersey State Payroll Deductions in 2021
  • Federal Income Tax Tables
  • Federal FICA Rates in 2021
  • Federal EITC in 2021
  • Federal Retirement Plan Thresholds in 2021
  • Alternate Tax Years

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New Jersey State Income Tax Tables in 2021

The Income tax rates and personal allowances in New Jersey are updated annually with new tax tables published for Resident and Non-resident taxpayers. The Tax tables below include the tax rates, thresholds and allowances included in the New Jersey Tax Calculator 2021.

New Jersey provides a standard Personal Exemption tax deduction of $ 1,000.00 in 2021 per qualifying filer and $ 1,500.00 per qualifying dependent(s), this is used to reduce the amount of income that is subject to tax in 2021.

New Jersey Single Filer Tax Tables

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Single Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
1.4%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 20,000.00
1.75%Income from $ 20,000.01 to $ 35,000.00
3.5%Income from $ 35,000.01 to $ 40,000.00
5.53%Income from $ 40,000.01 to $ 75,000.00
6.37%Income from $ 75,000.01 to $ 500,000.00
8.97%Income from $ 500,000.01 to $ 1,000,000.00
10.75%Income from $ 1,000,000.01 and above

New Jersey Married (Joint) Filer Tax Tables

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Married (Joint) Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
1.4%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 20,000.00
1.75%Income from $ 20,000.01 to $ 50,000.00
2.45%Income from $ 50,000.01 to $ 70,000.00
3.5%Income from $ 70,000.01 to $ 80,000.00
5.53%Income from $ 80,000.01 to $ 150,000.00
6.37%Income from $ 150,000.01 to $ 500,000.00
8.97%Income from $ 500,000.01 to $ 1,000,000.00
10.75%Income from $ 1,000,000.01 and above

New Jersey Married (separate) Filer Tax Tables

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Married (separate) Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
1.4%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 20,000.00
1.75%Income from $ 20,000.01 to $ 35,000.00
3.5%Income from $ 35,000.01 to $ 40,000.00
5.53%Income from $ 40,000.01 to $ 75,000.00
6.37%Income from $ 75,000.01 to $ 500,000.00
8.97%Income from $ 500,000.01 to $ 1,000,000.00
10.75%Income from $ 1,000,000.01 and above

New Jersey Head of Household Filer Tax Tables

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Head of Household Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
1.4%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 20,000.00
1.75%Income from $ 20,000.01 to $ 50,000.00
3.5%Income from $ 50,000.01 to $ 70,000.00
5.53%Income from $ 70,000.01 to $ 80,000.00
6.37%Income from $ 80,000.01 to $ 150,000.00
8.97%Income from $ 150,000.01 to $ 500,000.00
10.75%Income from $ 500,000.01 to $ 1,000,000.00
%Income from $ 1,000,000.01 and above

New Jersey Widower Filer Tax Tables

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Widower Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
1.4%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 20,000.00
1.75%Income from $ 20,000.01 to $ 50,000.00
2.45%Income from $ 50,000.01 to $ 70,000.00
3.5%Income from $ 70,000.01 to $ 80,000.00
5.53%Income from $ 80,000.01 to $ 150,000.00
6.37%Income from $ 150,000.01 to $ 500,000.00
8.97%Income from $ 500,000.01 to $ 1,000,000.00
10.75%Income from $ 1,000,000.01 and above

New Jersey State Payroll Deductions in 2021

In compliance with the regulations set forth by New Jersey, employers are mandated to adhere to specific payroll deduction requirements. These deductions, essential for ensuring conformity with legal standards, are routinely withheld by employers. It's important to note that these deductions are subject to annual revisions. For the year 2021, the detailed breakdown of New Jersey payroll deductions can be found below, reflecting our commitment to both regulatory adherence and transparency.

New Jersey State Payroll Deductions in 2021: Rates for Employers and Employees
Social security categoryEmployeeEmployerTotal
Unemployment Insurance Tax0.3825%3.2825%3.665%
Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)0%0.6%0.6%
New Jersey State Payroll Deductions in 2021: Thresholds for Employers and Employees
Social security categoryEmployeeEmployer
Min. EarningsMax. ContributionMin. EarningsMax. Contribution
Unemployment Insurance Taxn/a$ 41,100.00n/a$ 41,100.00
Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)n/an/an/a$ 41,100.00

Federal Income Tax Tables in 2021

Federal Single Filer Tax Tables

The federal standard deduction for a Single Filer in 2021 is $ 12,550.00.

The federal federal allowance for Over 65 years of age Single Filer in 2021 is $ 1,350.00

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Single Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 9,950.00
12%Income from $ 9,950.01 to $ 40,525.00
22%Income from $ 40,525.01 to $ 86,375.00
24%Income from $ 86,375.01 to $ 164,925.00
32%Income from $ 164,925.01 to $ 209,425.00
35%Income from $ 209,425.01 to $ 523,600.00
37%Income from $ 523,600.01 and above

Federal Married (Joint) Filer Tax Tables

The federal standard deduction for a Married (Joint) Filer in 2021 is $ 25,100.00.

The federal federal allowance for Over 65 years of age Married (Joint) Filer in 2021 is $ 1,350.00

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Married (Joint) Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 19,900.00
12%Income from $ 19,900.01 to $ 81,050.00
22%Income from $ 81,050.01 to $ 172,750.00
24%Income from $ 172,750.01 to $ 329,850.00
32%Income from $ 329,850.01 to $ 418,850.00
35%Income from $ 418,850.01 to $ 628,300.00
37%Income from $ 628,300.01 and above

Federal Married (separate) Filer Tax Tables

The federal standard deduction for a Married (separate) Filer in 2021 is $ 12,550.00.

The federal federal allowance for Over 65 years of age Married (separate) Filer in 2021 is $ 1,350.00

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Married (separate) Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 9,950.00
12%Income from $ 9,950.01 to $ 40,525.00
22%Income from $ 40,525.01 to $ 86,375.00
24%Income from $ 86,375.01 to $ 164,925.00
32%Income from $ 164,925.01 to $ 209,425.00
35%Income from $ 209,425.01 to $ 314,150.00
37%Income from $ 314,150.01 and above

Federal Head of Household Filer Tax Tables

The federal standard deduction for a Head of Household Filer in 2021 is $ 18,800.00.

The federal federal allowance for Over 65 years of age Head of Household Filer in 2021 is $ 1,350.00

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Head of Household Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 14,200.00
12%Income from $ 14,200.01 to $ 54,200.00
22%Income from $ 54,200.01 to $ 86,350.00
24%Income from $ 86,350.01 to $ 164,900.00
32%Income from $ 164,900.01 to $ 209,400.00
35%Income from $ 209,400.01 to $ 523,600.00
37%Income from $ 523,600.01 and above

Federal Widower Filer Tax Tables

The federal standard deduction for a Widower Filer in 2021 is $ 25,100.00.

The federal federal allowance for Over 65 years of age Widower Filer in 2021 is $ 1,350.00

New Jersey Residents State Income Tax Tables for Widower Filers in 2021
Personal Income Tax Rates and Thresholds (Annual)
Tax RateTaxable Income Threshold
10%Income from $ 0.000.00to $ 20,000.00
12%Income from $ 20,000.01 to $ 50,000.00
22%Income from $ 50,000.01 to $ 70,000.00
24%Income from $ 70,000.01 to $ 80,000.00
32%Income from $ 80,000.01 to $ 150,000.00
35%Income from $ 150,000.01 to $ 500,000.00
37%Income from $ 500,000.01 to $ 1,000,000.00
%Income from $ 1,000,000.01 and above

New Jersey: Federal EITC(Earned Income Tax Credits) Rates and Thresholds in 2021

Note: you must be between the ages of 25 and 65 to claim EITC in 2021 unless you have 1 or more children.

EITC Tables for Unmarried Taxpayers (single and head of household filers) in 2021
ElementNumber of Children
0123
Credit rate15.3%34%40%45%
Earned income amount$ 9,820.00$ 10,640.00$ 14,950.00$ 14,950.00
Maximum credit amount$ 1,502.00$ 3,618.00$ 5,980.00$ 6,728.00
Phaseout amount threshold$ 11,610.00$ 19,520.00$ 19,520.00$ 19,520.00
15.3%15.98%21.06%21.06%
EITC Tables for Married taxpayers (married filing jointly, Qualifying Widow(er)) in 2021
ElementNumber of Children
0123
Credit rate7.65%34%40%45%
Earned income amount$ 7,840.00$ 11,750.00$ 16,510.00$ 16,510.00
Maximum credit amount$ 1,502.00$ 3,618.00$ 5,980.00$ 6,728.00
Phaseout amount threshold$ 14,950.00$ 19,520.00$ 19,520.00$ 19,520.00
Phaseout rate7.65%15.98%21.06%21.06%

New Jersey: Federal FICA Rates in 2021

New Jersey FICA in 2021: Rates for Employers and Employees
FICA categoryEmployeeEmployerTotal
Social Security6.2%6.2%12.4%
Medicare1.45%1.45%2.9%
Additional Medicare0.9%0%0.9%
Federal Unemployment Taxes (FUTA)0%6%6%
New Jersey FICA in 2021: Thresholds for Employers and Employees
FICA categoryEmployeeEmployer
Min. EarningsMax. ContributionMin. EarningsMax. Contribution
Social Securityn/a$ 142,800.00n/a$ 142,800.00
Medicaren/an/an/an/a
Additional Medicare$ 200,000.00n/an/an/a
Federal Unemployment Taxes (FUTA)n/an/an/a$ 7,000.00

New Jersey: Federal Retirement Plan Thresholds in 2021

Federal Retirement Plan Types and Thresholds in 2021
Retirment Plan typeStandardOver 50 Catch Up
$ 19,500.00$ 6,500.00
$ 13,500.00$ 3,000.00

2021 Tax Calculator for New Jersey

The 2021 tax rates and thresholds for both the New Jersey State Tax Tables and Federal Tax Tables are comprehensively integrated into the New Jersey Tax Calculator for 2021. This tool is freely available and is designed to help you accurately estimate your 2022 tax return.

Historic Tax Tables supported for New Jersey

The following tax tables are supported by iCalculator™ US as part of the suite of free tax tools available in the US Tax HUB we provide for New Jersey.

  • New Jersey 2024 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2023 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2022 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2021 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2020 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2019 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2018 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2017 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2016 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2015 Tax Tables
  • New Jersey 2014 Tax Tables

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New Jersey State Income Tax Tables in 2021:

  1. Personal Exemption:

    • New Jersey provides a standard Personal Exemption tax deduction of $1,000.00 in 2021 per qualifying filer and $1,500.00 per qualifying dependent(s). This deduction helps reduce the taxable income.
  2. Tax Rates for Single, Married (Joint), Married (Separate), Head of Household, and Widower Filers:

    • Different tax rates are applied based on the filer's status and income. Rates range from 1.4% to 10.75%, with corresponding income thresholds.

New Jersey State Payroll Deductions in 2021:

  1. Social Security, Unemployment Insurance Tax, and Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI):
    • Employers and employees are subject to deductions for Social Security, Unemployment Insurance Tax, and Temporary Disability Insurance. Rates and thresholds vary for these deductions.

Federal Income Tax Tables in 2021:

  1. Federal Single, Married (Joint), Married (Separate), Head of Household, and Widower Filers:
    • The federal income tax tables provide rates and thresholds for different filing statuses. Standard deductions and allowances for age are also mentioned.

Federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) in 2021:

  1. EITC Tables for Unmarried and Married Taxpayers:
    • Earned Income Tax Credits are available for eligible taxpayers with specific income levels and the number of qualifying children. The tables show credit rates, earned income amounts, maximum credit amounts, and phaseout thresholds.

Federal FICA Rates in 2021:

  1. Social Security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare:
    • FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) rates for Social Security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare are outlined for both employers and employees, along with corresponding thresholds.

Federal Retirement Plan Thresholds in 2021:

  1. Retirement Plan Types and Thresholds:
    • The article mentions federal retirement plan types and their associated thresholds for standard contributions and catch-up contributions for individuals over 50.

2021 Tax Calculator for New Jersey:

  1. Integration of State and Federal Tax Tables:
    • The article introduces the 2021 Tax Calculator for New Jersey, integrating both state and federal tax rates and thresholds. This tool assists individuals in estimating their tax returns accurately.

Historic Tax Tables:

  1. Supported Tax Tables by iCalculator™ US:
    • The article mentions that iCalculator™ US provides support for historic tax tables, allowing users to access tax information from previous years.

In conclusion, the information provided in the article covers a comprehensive range of tax-related concepts, including rates, deductions, credits, and thresholds for both state and federal taxes in New Jersey for the year 2021. If you have any specific questions or need further clarification, feel free to ask.

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