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New Jersey has twelve marginal tax brackets, ranging from 1.40% (the lowest New Jersey tax bracket) to 8.97% (the highest New Jersey tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket, which are the same in New Jersey for single filers and couples filing jointly. The Federal Income Tax, by contrast, has different tax brackets for married, single, and Head of Household taxpayers.
Our New Jersey tax brackets have been updated for tax year 2014. States often adjust their tax brackets on a yearly basis, so make sure you are using the current 2014 tax brackets!
Your 2014 income tax return is due on April 15th, 2015. The IRS and New Jersey are now accepting eFiled returns and processing refunds, so you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax.
If you would like to file your New Jersey income tax return by mail, you can download 2014 New Jersey tax forms here.
Technically, you don't have just one "tax bracket" - you pay all of the New Jersey marginal tax rates from the lowest tax bracket to the tax bracket in which you earned your last dollar. For comparison purposes, however, your New Jersey tax bracket is the tax bracket in which your last earned dollar in any given tax period falls.
You can think of the bracketed income tax as a flat amount for all of the money you earned up to your highest tax bracket, plus a marginal percentage of any amount you earned over that.
You can use the income tax estimator to the left to calculate your approximate New Jersey and Federal income tax based on the most recent tax brackets.
Keep in mind that this estimator assumes all income is from wages, assumes the standard deduction, and does not account for tax credits.
For a more detailed estimate that takes these factors into account, click "View Detailed Estimate" (this will will redirect to an external website).Deductions
When calculating your New Jersey income tax, keep in mind that the New Jersey state income tax brackets are only applied to your adjusted gross income (AGI) after you have made any qualifying deductions.
Qualifying deductions might include an itemized deduction, the New Jersey standard deduction, exemptions for dependants, business expenses, etc.
Remember that New Jersey may have very different deduction laws from the Federal Income Tax, so you may have to write a whole new list of deductions for your New Jersey income tax return.
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- The New Jersey tax brackets on this page were last updated from the New Jersey Department of Revenue in November, 2012. Please contact us if any of our New Jersey tax data is incorrect or out of date.
- New Jersey tax return forms are available on the New Jersey tax forms page or the New Jersey Department of Revenue.
- Before the official 2015 New Jersey income tax brackets are released, the brackets used on this page are an estimate based on the previous year's brackets. These numbers are subject to change if new New Jersey tax tables are released.
- The income tax estimator tool is provided by Tax-Rates.org.