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Old 01-29-2015, 10:56 PM
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Employer did not take federal taxes

New to the forum.....thanks in advance for any help.

Here is the story....will keep as short as possible.

So my stepson who is 20 has worked for the same company since April 2013. Filed taxes for 2013 and he got a refund of $1200+/-
He has not changed his W-4 since he started there. We just got his 2014 W-2 in the mail. Everthing looks good till you get to the bottom of the list below:

Wages: $17129
Soc Sec. withheld: $1062
Medicare: $ 248
State: $127.91
Federal: $12.50 (yep, 12 dollars and fifty cents)

Double checked his paystubs online and yep $12.50 for 2014 fed taxes. I know he should have been checking his paystubs, but he would not have known what he should have been paying. We as parents should have been paying more attention also, but now he is looking at paying around $700 that he does not have to the IRS.

Seems to me that this is a mistake by his employer, does anyone know if there is anything we can do to get the employer help him pay this.

Thanks again

Kevin



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Old 01-29-2015, 11:53 PM
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New to the forum.....thanks in advance for any help.

Here is the story....will keep as short as possible.

So my stepson who is 20 has worked for the same company since April 2013. Filed taxes for 2013 and he got a refund of $1200+/-
He has not changed his W-4 since he started there. We just got his 2014 W-2 in the mail. Everthing looks good till you get to the bottom of the list below:

Wages: $17129
Soc Sec. withheld: $1062
Medicare: $ 248
State: $127.91
Federal: $12.50 (yep, 12 dollars and fifty cents)

Double checked his paystubs online and yep $12.50 for 2014 fed taxes. I know he should have been checking his paystubs, but he would not have known what he should have been paying. We as parents should have been paying more attention also, but now he is looking at paying around $700 that he does not have to the IRS.

Seems to me that this is a mistake by his employer, does anyone know if there is anything we can do to get the employer help him pay this.

Thanks again

Kevin
needless to say you need to contact the employer;yiu need to make sure the employer has the correct information about your son’s tax withholding situation. Your son oe ER may have incorrectly filled out a Form W-4 when your child began employment and claimed exemption from payroll tax withholdings on the form, or payroll staff may have erred when calculating your son’s withholding amounts. Then you may submit a new W-4 with updated information, or speak with the employer to be sure your son provided the correct withholding information. Anyway, The ER can't be held responsible EVEN if they didn't withhold the money, it was in your SON’Spaycheck, so your SON gets to pay the tax bill. It's your son’s responsibility to make sure withholding is correct.What your son can do now is submit a new w4 immediately so he dont have the same problem next year.



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