Originally Posted by waitingwaitress
#1;I was a bartender working at a restaurant for the last several years. I quit, and started a new job Feb 01, 2013. The only days I worked for the restaurant in 2013 were Jan 01 - Jan 31. I just received my W2. The owners stated that my pay for those 30 days was $3843.50. This is absolutely absurd. I made nowhere near this amount. They are always committing shady business practices, and I cannot stand for this. This reduces my return by almost $500.
#2;I contacted them and they said that it is correct because the last 2 weeks of 2012 is included on 2013s W2. Even if this is true, that amount is still grossly inflated. What can I do??? Thank you, in advance, for your advice.
#1;please remember; tax refund is not free money. once you receive a large tax refund, you are giving the irs a tax-free loan.it is not positive;if you usually receive a large refund, it would be wise to look at your deductions you have marked on your W-4 with your ER. If you change your withholding allowances on W4 and have less deducted from each check you could either use that on other expenses throughout the year or save it and use it to buy something like you use your tax refund;on the contrary if yourv ER withholds less from your paychecks, and give you more in your paychecks, then you can be subject to tax liability on your return.what I mean is that your tax refund (tax liability)is a refund(liability) on taxes when the tax liability is less(more) than the taxes paid. you can often get a tax refund (lisiblity)on your income tax if the tax you owe is less(more) than the sum of the total amount of the withholding taxes , in your case,that you paid, plus the refundable tax credits that you claim. Tax refunds are money given back to you at the end of the financial year.
#2;regardless of the fact that the last 2 weeks of 2012 is included on your 2013s W2.as mentioned above, you need to check W4 that you filed with your ER. It tells the ER your tax filing status and the number of withholding allowances you want to apply to your federal withholding on your paychecks.