Florida is one of seven US states that have no state tax on personal income. As a resident in The Sunshine state, your employer will only withhold federal taxes (including Social Security and Medicare).
Provided you file taxes with the status “single”, $78,000 annually will net you $62,613 a year. This means you pay $15,387.16 in taxes on an annual income of 78,000 dollars.
In this article we will explore “What is the marginal tax rate on $78,000?” and “What other taxes do you pay in Florida?” Furthermore, we investigate “What amount can you expect in your monthly, bi-weekly or weekly paycheck?” This helps you to determine if $78K is a good salary in Florida.
- Which Income Taxes do I (Not) Pay in Florida?
- Taxes due on Extra Income (Marginal Tax Rate)
- Your Average Tax Rate
- Florida Tax Structure
- Budgeting with a $78,000 salary
- Why should I compute my Net Hourly Rate?
- Is $78,000 Good Pay in Florida?
- Key Takeaways
- Looking for a better Job?
Which Income Taxes do I (Not) Pay in Florida?
As a resident of the Sunshine State, you have to pay the following taxes:
- Federal income tax
- FICA taxes
- Social Security tax
- Medicare tax
No state income tax No county or city income tax
To summarize, living in Florida, you have to only pay the federal taxes on your income.
You pay three types of federal taxes from your income. Your employer will send these taxes to the IRS out of your paycheck.
On a $78,000 salary, you owe $9,420 in federal income tax. Additionally, the employer will withhold $4,836.00 for social security and $1,131.00 for medicare taxes.
The calculation of the taxes owed is done on annual amounts. Your employer withholds the applicable share on each paycheck (monthly, semi-monthly, or bi-weekly).
Read more at How Much Taxes Would I Pay on $78,000.
Florida Income Tax
The state of Florida does not levy taxes on personal income.
Furthermore, in Florida no local jurisdiction raises taxes on personal income.
As a resident of Florida, you have to pay zero dollars in state taxes on your earned income. This is calculated independent of your filing status. We updated this information last in 2023.
FL Income After Tax – Summary
With an annual income of $78,000, you owe the IRS $9,420 in federal income tax and $5,967.00 in federally mandated insurances (FICA tax).
There are no further state income taxes withheld from your paycheck.
This leaves you with a net income of $62,613 a year.
Taxes due on Extra Income (Marginal Tax Rate)
Who wouldn’t like extra income? Wether it is a raise, a performance bonus or overtime pay, additional income is always welcome? With higher income comes higher tax payment. Sometime, even the tax rate increases. Thus, you want to know which rate you are going to pay on extra income above the $78,000
The marginal rate is the tax rate at which you pay taxes for incremental income. That is because income tax rates are progressive, they rise with income levels.
Your federal marginal rate is 29.65%. This includes the Social Security and Medicare tax. As Florida does not impose income taxes of their own, you total marginal rate is the same.
Example for Marginal Tax Rate
For example, a one-time bonus of 1,000 dollars will increase your income taxes by $296.50. With your total marginal rate of 29.65%, you owe the $296.50 of taxes on that bonus to the Internal Revenue Service.
Of the one-time 1,000 dollars bonus, you will take home only $703.50. The government taxes you on that last 1,000 dollars at a rate of 29.65%.
Your Average Tax Rate
A marginal tax rate of 29.65% might look frighting. It is not the average share of your income you lose to taxes.
On an income of $78,000, you pay an average tax rate of 19.73%.
We calculate the average tax rate based on gross income without standard deductions.
Florida Tax Structure
Florida, the Sunshine State doesn’t tax personal income. For that matter, it does not tax business income either.
Other Taxes in Florida
No Income Tax at the Local Level
As the state collects no income tax, so do the counties and jurisdictions. You do not have to fear local income taxes, regardless of where you take residence in Florida.
Sales Tax: Local and State-Wide Components
Florida collects state sales tax at a rate of 6.0 percent.
There are different rates for a few items:
- Retail sales of new mobile homes – 3%
- Amusement machine receipts – 4%
- Rental, lease, or license of commercial real property – 5.5%
- Electricity – 6.95%
Local jurisdictions add district sales taxes at an average rate of 1.01% for a combined average rate of 7.01% sales tax. The Florida legislature allows a max of 2% local sales tax.
You owe “use tax” when you buy goods and services outside of Florida and bring them into the state. The rate is the state wide 6.00% plus whatever your local jurisdiction applies.
Property Taxes in Florida
If you own property or if you rent it, either way you will pay your share of property taxes.
The counties in Florida levy taxes on Property in their jurisdiction. The annual amount is calculated based on the assessed value of the property and the local tax rate. Each jurisdiction sets its own rate. The city or country collects the taxes monthly or quarterly.
The average property tax rate in Florida is 0.83%, which is below the national average (1.07%).
Budgeting with a $78,000 salary
Governments determine taxes on a yearly basis. However, you pay rent, utility bills, and car payments every month. Furthermore, your employer pays you monthly, semi-monthly, or bi-weekly. Let’s discuss, in the following sections, the estimated monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly amounts in your paycheck.
Monthly Paycheck – Net Pay
A $78K annual salary is a monthly $6,500 gross paycheck.
Your employer will withhold the necessary taxes each month. The employer sends the taxes directly to the IRS.
Monthly withholdings on a $78,000 salary:
|Monthly Gross Income||$6,500|
|Social Security||– $403.00|
|Federal Income Tax||– $785.01|
|Monthly Take-Home Pay||$4,862|
Given you file taxes as a single, your monthly salary of $6,500 will result in take-home pay of $4,862.
Bi-Weekly Take-Home Pay
There will be 26 paychecks in a year if your employer pays you every fortnight.
Following we estimate the withholdings from your bi-weekly paycheck
|Bi-weekly Gross Income||$3,000.00|
|Social Security||– $186.00|
|Federal Income Tax||– $362.31|
|Bi-weekly Take-Home Pay||$2,244.22|
Filing taxes with the filing status “single”, your bank account will be credited with $2,244.22 every fortnight.
Budgeting with a bi-weekly paycheck has its own challenges. Because usually bills come monthly and the paychecks do not necessarily match the start and middle of the month. 🔗. The simplest method is to budget as if you earn two paychecks a month and one extra paycheck. Best to apply the extra paycheck to long-term savings.
Weekly Payments: Tax Withholdings
While very unusual for salaried employees and rare for wage earners, some employers pay their workers weekly.
This is the breakdown of pay and withholdings for a week:
|Weekly Gross Income||$1,500.00|
|Social Security||– $93.00|
|Federal Income Tax||– $181.16|
|Weekly Take-Home Pay||$1,122.11|
Your weekly paycheck will amount to $1,122.11 if you earn $78K a year and your tax filing status is “single”.
Why should I compute my Net Hourly Rate?
Your net hourly rate is the amount of money you take home when you work a single hour. This is the amount you can spend on goods or services for the work you put in every hour.
The net hourly rate helps you to express the cost of goods in the hours (or minutes) you need to work for consuming them. Expressing expenses as multiples of time to work, personalizes the value of consumption. It makes it easier to be frugal with your money.🔗
We recommend calculating your personal net hourly rate if you want to curb your spending.
With a $78,000 salary and taxes paid in Florida your net hourly rate is $28.05.
Is $78,000 Good Pay in Florida?
At an income level of 78 thousand dollars a year or $6,500 a month, you earn 217.52% of a living wage in Florida. This is a good income for a single person with no children.
We compare the income against a Florida-wide average for the living wage. The living wage in Florida differs widely from county to county. We assess the income against the Florida-wide average living wage.
With no taxes on income, Florida is a great state to take up residency.
A salary of 78,000 dollars will net you $62,613 a year or $4,920.99 a month. This is a good income in Florida for a single without children or dependents.
However, before deciding to find a job in Florida you want to look at wages paid and major expenses, such as the cost of housing.
Looking for a better Job?
If you get a raise of $1,000 you will pay taxes in Florida for $79,000.
If you find a job, paying $80,000, you’ll owe much more taxes.
This article is not tax advice, nor should be taken as such. All calculations are estimates and for budgeting purposes only. The content of this article is only for learning and entertainment. The article does not replace professional tax advice.
In general, you have to consider your personal circumstances. Your taxable income may be reduced by exclusions, dependents, deductions, or other types of income. These and many other factors will influence the taxes you pay. To prepare your tax return you should consult with a tax professional. A CPA or other tax professional can give you individual advice on how to save on taxes.
We considered in this article only individual income tax. That means, we did not include information on capital gains taxes, taxes on business income, or self-employment taxes.
We used data for the tax year 2023 for our calculations.
We used the following references for our estimates: