The marginal tax rates are the same as every year in 2024 – starting from 10 percent all the way up to 37 percent. The marginal tax rate calculator can help you figure out the tax you owe in total. Depending on your taxable income, you will pay the highest tax based on what tax rate applies to you the highest.

Same as usual, the marginal tax rates for the 2024 tax season are 10 percent, 12 percent, 22 percent, 24 percent, 32 percent, 35 percent, and 37 percent.

## How to calculate the marginal tax rate?

To find which tax bracket that applies to you, calculate taxable income first. Subtract the adjustments you can make to your income using Schedule 1 and figure out adjusted gross income. Then, subtract the deductions you’re eligible to take such as the 2024 itemized deductions or the standard deduction 2024.

Upon finding your taxable income, you will then use the tax brackets 2024 to figure out what marginal tax rate applies to you at the highest level. For example, if your taxable income is $90,000, you’re at the 24 percent tax bracket. However, this doesn’t mean you will pay 24 percent of your income immediately in taxes.

To calculate a marginal rate, you must know your income bracket. Each bracket has an income limit, and you will be taxed at a different rate for the amount you earn between the limits. For example, your first **$10,275 of income is taxed at 10%**. The next **$1,275 of income will be taxed at 12%**.

As your income goes up, your rate increases. For example, if your taxable income is **$15,000**, your first **$11,275 is taxed at 10%**, and the next **$1,275 is taxed at 12%**. With each dollar you earn above this, your tax will **increase by 15%**.

Another way to calculate your taxes is to calculate the rate that will be applied to each of the two brackets that you are in. If you are in the **25% tax bracket**, you will **pay a rate of 24% on your income**. Similarly, if you are in the **33% tax bracket**, you will pay a rate that is a third higher than the average rate.

Once you have determined your marginal tax rate, you can use the **tax calculator** to find out how much you will owe. You can also get an estimate of the average tax rate for a given tax bracket. Remember that the tax rate is not the only thing that you will have to pay.

Here is how the tax brackets work and how the highest marginal tax rate in the 2023 tax brackets will affect you.

Assume your taxable income is $90,000. You will pay:

- $987 for the 10 percent marginal tax rate
- $987 plus 12 percent of income over $9,875 which totals at $4,617.
- $4,617 plus 22 percent of income over $40,125 which totals at $14,605.
- $14,606 plus 24 percent of income over $85,525 which totals at $15,680.

This is how you find out the marginal tax rate that applies to you as well as the tax owed.