Hi My name is PJ.
I have read the rules regarding homework for those who are not willing to help themselves and i agree, but i have tried for the last few days to work this out and cant understand what i am doing wrong, if someone is kind enough to help and point me in the right direction, i would be very greatful. Below is the C# code i have. The program is meant to display the different tax brackets for the income within the amounts shown in the code below.
It's meant to display >\$38000.00 shows 19.5%
>\$60000.00 shows 33.0%
<\$60001.00 shows 39.0%
No declaration shows 45.0% (sorry this hasnt been added yet). It displays the answer in a dollar form and does not show the right answer. Please explain what i have done and what i need to do to correct this. If you answer this, thankyou so much for taking the time to help. I am a first year student who is getting stuck with this.
Code posted with comments (// out) below:

``````string strtaxableIncome;
decimal dectaxableIncome;
decimal dectax;

// Display "Plaese enter Income Tax"

//Displap dollar sign
Console.Write("\$");

// Additional steps to convert string to decimal
dectaxableIncome = decimal.Parse(strtaxableIncome);

// Set tax = 0
dectax = 0m;

// If (taxableIncome <= 38000) Then
if (dectaxableIncome <= 38000)
{
//  Calculate tax (tax = 19.5% of 38000)
dectax = dectaxableIncome * 19.5m / 100;
}
// End If

// If taxableIncome is more than 38000 and less than or equal to 60000 Then
if (dectaxableIncome > 38000 && dectaxableIncome <= 60000)
{
//  Calculate tax (tax = 19.5% of 38000 + 33% of 60000-38000)
{
dectax = dectaxableIncome * 19.5m / 100;
dectax = dectax + dectaxableIncome * 33m / 100;
}
// End If

// If taxableIncome is more than 60000 Then
if (dectaxableIncome > 60000)
//  Calculate tax (tax = 19.5% of 38000 + 33% of 60000-38000 + 39% of   taxableIncome – 60000)
{
dectax = dectaxableIncome * 19.5m / 100;
dectax = dectax + dectaxableIncome * 33m / 100;
dectax = dectax + dectaxableIncome * 39m / 100;
}
// End If

// Display tax
Console.Write("\$");
Console.Write(dectax);

// Keep window open
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Last Post by nvmobius

Well first thing I see the lines

``````// Display tax
Console.Write("\$");
Console.Write(dectax);

// Keep window open

Should be placed outside the last if block because you'll want them displayed every time. The next thing I see is that it looks like you're doing the math wrong. From my limited knowledge of income tax and how it's graduated it works on blocks of income.

Example:
A guy makes \$60,000.
On the portion of his income above \$38,000 he pays 33% income tax, or about \$7,260
On the first \$38,000 he pays 19.5%, or about \$7,410
Meaning in total he pays \$7,260 + \$7,410, or \$14,670

So the math looks likes
((60,000 - 38,000) * 0.33) + ((38,000) * 0.195))

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