Pennsylvania Income Tax Table 2015 Pennsylvania Income Tax Brackets

Pennsylvania - Single Tax Brackets
Tax Bracket Tax Rate
$0.00+ 3.07%
Pennsylvania - Married Filing Jointly Tax Brackets
Tax Bracket Tax Rate
$0.00+ 3.07%

Pennsylvania has a flat income tax of 3.07% — All earnings are taxed at the same rate, regardless of total income level

Pennsylvania's income tax rates were last changed thirteen years ago for tax year 2002, and the tax brackets have not been changed since at least 2001.

Pennsylvania has a flat income tax rate which applies to both single and joint filers. The Federal Income Tax, in contrast to the Pennsylvania income tax, has multiple tax brackets with varied bracket width for single or joint filers.

How do Pennsylvania tax brackets work?

Technically, you don't have just one "tax bracket" - you pay all of the Pennsylvania marginal tax rates from the lowest tax bracket to the tax bracket in which you earned your last dollar. For comparison purposes, however, your Pennsylvania 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. The chart below breaks down the Pennsylvania tax brackets using this model:

For earnings over $0.00, you'll pay 3.07% plus $0.00
For earnings over $0.00, you'll pay 3.07% plus $0.00

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Pennsylvania Income Tax Estimator

You can use the income tax estimator to the left to calculate your approximate Pennsylvania 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).

Pennsylvania Tax Deductions

When calculating your Pennsylvania income tax, keep in mind that the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania standard deduction, exemptions for dependants, business expenses, etc.

Remember that Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania income tax return.

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Pennsylvania Standard Deductions & Personal Exemption Amounts

In addition to marginal tax brackets, one of the major features of the Pennsylvania income tax is deductions. The three most common deductions encountered by taxpayers are the Pennsylvania Standard Deduction, the Pennsylvania Personal Exemption, and the Pennsylvania Dependent Deduction. The current values of these deductions for tax year 2015 are as follows:

Standard Deduction (Single) Standard Deduction (MFJ) Personal Exemption Dependant Exemption
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

The standard deduction, which Pennsylvania does not have, is a deduction that is available by default to all taxpayers who do not instead choose to file an itemized deduction.

The Personal Exemption, which is not supported by the Pennsylvania income tax, is an additional deduction you can take if you (and not someone else) are primarily responsible for your own living expenses. Likewise, you can take an additional dependent exemption for each qualifying dependent (like a child or family member), who you financially support.

The Federal income tax also has a standard deduction, personal exemptions, and dependant deductions, though they are different amounts than Pennsylvania's and may have different rules.

Head over to the Federal income tax brackets page to learn about the Federal Income Tax, which applies in all states nationwide.

Pennsylvania Income Tax Rate 2015 Sources & Citations

Disclaimer: While we do our best to keep this list of Pennsylvania income tax rates up to date and complete, we cannot be held liable for errors or omissions. Is info on this page missing or out-of-date? Please let us know so we can fix it!

These PA income tax rates are updated for 2015 / 2016 The Pennsylvania tax brackets on this page have been updated for tax year 2015, and are the latest brackets available. States often adjust their tax brackets on a yearly basis, so make sure to check back later for Pennsylvania's updated tax year 2016 tax brackets!

Tax Data Sources:

  1. The Pennsylvania tax brackets on this page were last updated from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in 2015. Please contact us if any of our Pennsylvania tax data is incorrect or out of date.
  2. Pennsylvania tax return forms are available on the Pennsylvania tax forms page or the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
  3. Before the official 2016 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania tax tables are released.
  4. The Pennsylvania income tax estimator tool is provided by .

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