The Taxberg
$53
Net pay
$6
Tax the employer pays
$24
Tax you pay
Total tax paid
$29
Did you know your employer also pays tax on your salary? It costs the employer $6 to pay you $77. In other words, every time you spend $10 of your hard-earned money, $3.83 goes to the government.
Real tax rate
35.7%
So, with you and the employer both paying tax, what used to be a 31% tax rate now rises to 35.7%, meaning your real tax rate is actually 4.7% higher than what it seemed at first.