Tax rates and laws may vary from state to state; as such there is no one specific formula that could be used. Even if you were well versed with the tax system in your home town, if you transfer to another state, you will be at a loss as to how to compute your taxes.
If you are not that familiar with the ins and outs of the tax system, there are several private companies that offer tax-computation aid or assistance, although naturally, they may charge you a professional fee. Getting a professional to help with your tax returns is recommended, but if you just want to find out how much may be due the government, you can make your own computations by using a paycheck tax calculator.
Paycheck tax calculators are online support systems that can help anyone see how much tax will be deducted from their paychecks. These online calculators give you the flexibility to compute on an annual or per payday basis. To use paycheck tax calculators, you normally just need to plug in the requested information (your salary, tax rate in a specific state, deductions based on your civil status, etc) and when all the details have been plugged in, you simply need to click the “compute” button and the online paycheck tax calculator would make the necessary computations for you. At the end of the entire process, you will be presented with a figure which could represent the tax that is due the government.
Although paycheck tax calculators are very convenient and easy to use, it is not recommended that these online tools be used as your sole and primary guide in computing for taxes. These tools are there only to give you an idea as to how much is due, but should not replace the advice of professional tax accountants. These individuals have been trained to understand all the nuances of any tax law. They can compute your tax down to the last cent, making sure that you do not pay more or less than what you have to. In case you have questions or need to understand how the process works, you can ask these professionals and they would be more than willing to explain the concepts that have always left you in the dark.