My first paycheck was $408.55 (35.17 hrs @ $10/hr + $56.85 tips) The federal government took:
- $1.05 income tax
- $25.33 Soc Sec
- $5.92 Medicare
The income tax seems low to me. If I make between $9,226 to $37,450 the income tax supposed to be 15%, correct?
All told, the government took $32.30 of $408.55, which is only 7.9% of my gross.
This is my first job in 8 years. I stayed home and husband took care of taxes. I filed as single with no dependents but also head of household. Was that a mistake?