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I'm in tax bracket A.
My employer takes out the appropriate taxes reach pay for my tax bracket.
During a special pay period, my pay is much higher than normal. If my pay was ALWAYS what it is in this particular pay period, I would be in a higher tax bracket (B).
The amount of "extra" alone does not actually push me into B.
My employer takes taxes out during this period as if my pay during that period was what I got paid every pay period, resulting in a much higher chunk of my pay going to taxes than it should.
Is my employer correct to do so?
This is in the USA, just to be clear.