What is the California tax chart?


Quick Answer

In the state of California, there are 18 total marginal tax brackets that correspond to yearly earnings within specific income ranges. The tax rate could be anywhere from 1 percent to 18 percent, depending on the income level.

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Married Californians typically submit their tax returns jointly, which results in them being placed in a higher bracket than single filers. Tax brackets can change every year.

For example, if someone's yearly income is in the $0 to $7,582 range, they would only have to pay one percent of their income in taxes. With much higher income levels, tax is calculated at a higher rate. High income earners have to play a flat rate tax. If they go over their earning level in that tax bracket, they pay a marginalized percentage above the flat rate.

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