Use the gross-to-net calculator to work out how much net salary is left over from your gross in the new year – after deducting all taxes and social security contributions.

The gross-net calculator from FOCUS Online gives you detailed information about how much of your gross salary the state collects in taxes and what part of your salary – for example in the form of contributions to unemployment and health insurance – flows into the social security funds.

With the gross-net calculator from FOCUS Online, you can quickly and easily find out how much net you have left over from the gross.

To calculate how much money from your gross wages actually goes into your account each month or year, first enter your monthly or annual gross wages into the calculator. Then enter your tax bracket (see below for your tax bracket), whether you are subject to church tax, your state and your type of health insurance. The additional contribution for statutory health insurance is 1.3 percent on average and is already preset in the calculator.

In the lower part of the gross-to-net calculator, you can enter further information for an even more detailed calculation of your net salary, for example child allowances, supplementary pension insurance or special payments from your employer.

FOCUS Online’s gross-net calculator has already been updated for 2022. If you still want to calculate your net salary for 2021, simply select a different tax year in the calculator. (All statements without guarantee.)

As an employee, you have to pay various types of taxes to the state on your gross salary:

You also have to pay almost 20 percent of your gross salary into social security:

Do you earn enough?

In addition to taxes and social security contributions, the gross-to-net calculator also takes other factors into account that affect your net salary:

The amount of wage tax is calculated as the form of income tax collection on the basis of six wage tax classes. The tax class is essentially based on marital status, income situation and whether there are other jobs. Here you can find out which tax bracket you have:

With the help of the PDF guide, you can complete the tiresome tax return in just 30 minutes. Plus: Tips and tricks for saving taxes and a large tax consultant test.

If you get married, you and your spouse can decide for yourself which income tax brackets should apply to you. Choosing the right tax bracket usually results in a tax advantage in terms of the combined income of both spouses.

If both spouses earn roughly the same salary, tax class IV is recommended for both. If one spouse earns significantly more than the other, the high earner should choose tax class III and the low earner should choose tax class V.

Learn more: These are the best tax bracket combinations

Other changes in your circumstances will also affect your net salary:

Do you earn enough?