California State Controller's Office: Paycheck Calculator Download
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) redesigned the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, to be used starting in 2020. It also issued regulations updating the federal income tax withholding tables and computational procedures in Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods. The State Controller's Office has updated the Employee Action Request, STD. 686 form, to reflect the redesign. California government employees who withhold federal income tax from wages will see these changes reflected in 2021 payroll. The Paycheck Calculator below allows employees to see how these changes affect pay and withholding. Use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck. https://apps.irs.gov/app/tax-withholding-estimator If you would like to update your withholding, please contact your Human Resources office.
If you have Microsoft Excel or a spreadsheet software application that can read an XLS file, you can download a spreadsheet that will do paycheck calculations. This may be useful if you are considering changing your federal or state tax withholding, deferred compensation, or tax-sheltered annuity amounts.
If you have difficulty viewing the input calculation screen, press and hold the "Ctrl" key then tap the F10 key to maximize the viewing screen. For a full-screen view of the Excel file, double-click the title bar area.
The calculators allow employees to calculate paychecks for monthly, semi-monthly and bi-weekly in one place, which also can be used for out-of-state employees with no state taxes (input “99” in the Additional Exemptions State field). There are two paycheck calculators that compute paychecks for employees in Illinois and New York.
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|Tax Year||California and State with No Income Tax||New York||Illinois|
|2022 eff. 7/1/22||California 22||New York 22||Illinois 22|
|2022 eff. 1/1/22||California 22||New York 22||Illinois 22|
|2021 eff. 9/1/21||California 21||New York 21||Illinois 21|
|2021 eff. 7/1/21||California 21||New York 21||Illinois 21|
|2021 eff. 1/1/21||California 21||New York 21||Illinois 21|
|2020 eff. 12/1/20||California 20||New York 20||Illinois 20|
|2020 eff. 7/1/20||California 20||New York 20||Illinois 20|
|2020 eff. 1/1/20||California 20||New York 20||Illinois 20|
|2019 eff. 7/1/19||California 19||New York 19||Illinois 19|
|2019 eff. 1/1/19||California 19||New York 19||Illinois 19|
|2018 eff. 7/1/18||California 18||New York 18||Illinois 18|
|2018 eff. 1/1/18||California 18||New York 18||Illinois 18|
|2017 eff. 7/1/17||California 17||New York 17||Illinois 17|
|2017 eff. 1/1/17||California 17||New York 17||Illinois 17|
|2016 eff. 7/1/16||California 16||New York 16||Illinois 16|
|2016 eff. 1/1/16||California 16||New York 16||Illinois 16|
|Tax Year||Monthly Version||Semi-Monthly Version||Bi-Weekly Version|
|2015 eff. 7/1/15||Monthly 15 - (94k)||Semi 15 - (95k)||BiWeekly 15 - (90k)|
|2015 eff. 1/1/15||Monthly 15 - (94k)||Semi 15 - (95k)||BiWeekly 15 - (90k)|
|2014 eff. 7/1/14||Monthly 14 - (93k)||Semi 14 - (95k)||BiWeekly 14 - (100k)|
|2014 eff. 1/1/14||Monthly 14 - (103k)||Semi 14 - (102k)||BiWeekly 14 - (100k)|
|2013 eff. 8/30/13||Monthly 13 - (102k)||Semi 13 - (102k)||BiWeekly 13 - (100k)|
|2013 eff. 7/1/13||Monthly 13 - (103k)||Semi 13 - (103k)||BiWeekly 13 - (100k)|
|2013 eff. 1/31/13||Monthly 13 - (90k)||Semi 13 - (89k)||BiWeekly 13 - (89k)|
|2013 eff. 1/1/13||Monthly 13 - (90k)||Semi 13 - (89k)||BiWeekly 13 - (89k)|
|2012 eff. 1/1/12||Monthly 12 - (90k)||Semi 12 - (89k)||BiWeekly 12 - (89k)|