Nebraska Income Tax Rate 2016 - 2017

Nebraska state income tax rate table for the 2016 - 2017 filing season has four income tax brackets with NE tax rates of 2.46%, 3.51%, 5.01% and 6.84% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Nebraska tax rate is unchanged from last year, however, the income tax brackets increased due to the annual inflation adjustment. Nebraska income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Nebraska Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Nebraska Department of Revenue..
$0to$3,0602.46%
$3,061to$18,3703.51%
$18,371to$29,5905.01%
$29,591to6.84%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Nebraska Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Nebraska Department of Revenue..
$0to$6,1202.46%
$6,121to$36,7303.51%
$36,731to$59,1805.01%
$59,181to6.84%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Nebraska Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Nebraska Department of Revenue..
$0to$3,0602.46%
$3,061to$18,3703.51%
$18,371to$29,5905.01%
$29,591to6.84%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Nebraska Tax Rate Schedule, published by the Nebraska Department of Revenue..
$0to$5,7102.46%
$5,711to$29,3903.51%
$29,391to$43,8805.01%
$43,881to6.84%

Please reference the Nebraska tax forms and instructions booklet published by the Nebraska Department of Revenue to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Nebraska income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2016 - 2017 legislative changes to the NE tax rate or tax brackets. The Nebraska income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Nebraska Tax Brackets 2016 - 2017

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Nebraska, we can see that Nebraska collects individual income taxes differently for Single versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Nebraska state income tax rates from the lowest NE tax rate bracket of 2.46% to the highest NE tax rate bracket of 6.84%.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Nebraska:

  • Tax rate of 2.46% on the first $3,060 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 3.51% on taxable income between $3,061 and $18,370.
  • Tax rate of 5.01% on taxable income between $18,371 and $29,590.
  • Tax rate of 6.84% on taxable income over $29,590.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Nebraska:

  • Tax rate of 2.46% on the first $6,120 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 3.51% on taxable income between $6,121 and $36,730.
  • Tax rate of 5.01% on taxable income between $36,731 and $59,180.
  • Tax rate of 6.84% on taxable income over $59,180.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the NE tax rates and the number of tax brackets remain the same. Notice, however, the Nebraska income tax brackets for Married Filing Jointly increase from $3,060 to $6,120 (double) at 3.51%, and increase from $29,590 to $59,180 at 6.84% the highest tax bracket. Married Filing Separately income tax brackets are roughly one half that of the Married Filing Jointly income tax brackets in the state of Nebraska.

Last updated: December 17, 2016