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My company handed me a letter today telling me I owe them money because they overpaid me. What can I do about it?

I work an hourly job. I got a letter today telling me that they overpaid me and I owe them money. My job pays minimum wage and I'm not sure how they "overpaid" me, their computers pay me per second ...
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What, if any, are the downsides of direct deposit?

After many years, my employer is offering direct deposit. I've used direct deposit before at other jobs. Are there any downsides or cons to using direct deposit?
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Tracking down forgotten brokerage account

My friend worked at Home Depot for several years during the early 1980s and participated in the employee stock investment program with 5% of his paycheck. His employment there ended abruptly upon ...
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Paycheck Questions

I have a situation where I believe I was supposed to be paid $1,000 more than what I actually was paid during the year. While it's not a huge amount of money it still would have been nice. I've been ...
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How to know what is my monthly take home

I am on a fixed income of 2500 a month and the total number of allowance I am claiming is 8 please tell me what is my take home monthly.
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Found an old un-cashed paycheck. How long is it good for? What to do if it's expired?

I just found a paycheck from my old work that is dated August 5th, 2013. It's for over $300 and I'm wondering if it will still go through. I'm worried that it will bounce or there will be some issue ...
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Calculating payroll taxes & take-home pay: Is provincial income tax deducted from gross salary, or after federal taxes salary?

I am trying to calculate my paycheck for 2014. I used to use an online calculator but the one I used seems to be disabled now. So, I found the tax slabs for 2014 but its been a few years since I ...
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Is it possible to calculate/estimate W2 based last paycheck?

My wife and I just realized we are missing her W2. Her work will not be able to get it to us on time before tax day, so we'll most likely file an extension. Having said that, we still need to pay any ...
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What does “check payable to” mean?

I've just received agreement papers from a publication who I'm freelancing for. There is a section on the bottom that asks for my address, city, social security#, etc, but it also asks where my check ...
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My bonus is taxed at a higher rate than my regular paychecks, so should I contribute 100% of my bonus to 401k?

Is there a tax advantage to putting 100% of my bonus into 401k? From looking at my pay stubs, my bonus gets taxed at a higher rate than my regular paychecks. And since traditional 401k contributions ...
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Pay check from an old employer

I received a paycheck from an ex-employer via direct deposit. It looks like they forgot to take me out of their automatic system, because I definitely shouldn't have received this check. I am a U.S. ...
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Is There A Flaw In This Paycheck Calculation?

I work at a company that pays their employees every other Friday. In other words, paychecks are distributed every 14 days, ending on Friday. Upon being hired, I was told that I will make $300 every ...
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Someone has my check: any risks?

Some time ago I found a room to rent in another city (via Craigslist). I talked with the lady renting out the room on the phone and after we made a deal I sent her a half of the month rent ($375). Not ...
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Understanding federal tax withholding on my pay stub?

Because I am a masochist and want my pay stubs in a spreadsheet format on my computer I am looking into the formulas used to calculate federal income tax. I read over IRS Publication 15 Circular E and ...
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Does a European country take out tax from paycheck for a contract employee who is a US citizen?

If a US citizen works in a European country whose currency is Euro for a European company on a contract job (which pays by the hour), does the company take out tax deductions in advance from the ...
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Why does my bonus at year end get taxed at a different rate?

Every year when I get paid a bonus, almost half of the bonus gets withheld for income taxes. My normal paycheck is never taxed at that rate. How do I stop that from happening?
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What is the difference between a check and a paycheck?

What is the difference between a check and a paycheck?
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US Bank placing a hold on funds from my paycheck deposit: Why does that make sense?

I've just received my first paycheck in four months (yay!). In the meantime, my bank account went about $150 negative. That's one of the reasons I deposited my paycheck into that bank account - I ...
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How can I increase my hourly pay as a software developer?

I am a PHP developer with 3 yrs experience and got exposure in Joomla, CodeIgniter. What should be my hourly pay in U.S. and what should I do to increase it with a steady curve? Thanks.
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How is the Advance Earned Income Tax Credit (Advance EITC) supposed to work? Help!

As a working mom of four and a full time college student I am broke. I looked into Advanced EIC and filled out the form to get an Advance EIC added to my paycheck. I picked up my check today and had ...