Updated January 12, 2o21
The state of Maryland has a lot of nicknames. The Old Line refers to the 400 First Maryland Regiment soldiers who fought off 10,000 British soldiers during the Revolutionary War so General George Washington and his army could escape. Maryland is sometimes called “America in Miniature” because you can find just about everything America has to offer (except a desert, but we will overlook that) in just 10,460 square miles.
Maryland small business owners are not unlike their predecessors; they are resilient and offer a wide variety of services. But Maryland has one more nickname, the “Free State,” which refers to the way Marylanders opposed prohibition in 1919.
While we’d like to say Maryland payroll taxes mirror the state’s third nickname, unfortunately, they are far from free. Luckily, our payroll tax calculator is here to lessen the burden of calculating payroll taxes so they almost seem free.
Simply input wage and W-4 information for each employee, and our handy calculator will spit out gross pay, net pay, and deductions for Maryland and Federal taxes:
Small business owners across the United States are bound in unity by federal payroll taxes. So whether you’ve got friends in low places or friends just next door, all small business owners have to deal with the very same federal payroll taxes.
Though you can ask just about anyone for help, we’ve spared you the unnecessary extra effort by spelling out federal payroll taxes below. If you would like to go through each step in even more detail, check out our step-by-step guide here.
When you think of Maryland income taxes, think progressive. Tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%. Plus, employees also have to take local income taxes into consideration. Each county in Maryland charges a different rate, and they range from 2.5% to 3.2%.
For 2021, Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Rates range from 2.2% to 13.5%, and the wage base is $8,500 per year. These rates, of course, vary by year.
If you are a new employer (congrats on starting your new business!) then you have a flat unemployment insurance rate of 2.6% or 7% for those in the construction industry.
In order to ensure your nickname is “World’s Best Boss” instead of “World’s Lamest Boss,” you need to be speedy in calculating each employee’s net pay so you can pass out those valuable paychecks.
But while you’re cutting those checks, make sure to set aside whatever FUTA and FICA, and SUI taxes you need to pay.
As if all that isn’t enough, we’ve got even more Maryland payroll tax resources here at your fingertips.
Comptroller of Maryland | Maryland Income Tax Breakdown | Withholding Guide | Maryland Combined Registration Online Application | Unemployment Insurance Contribution Forms | More Info on Unemployment Insurance | Employer Frequently Asked Questions