I am working in a company for my summer internship in California, and today I noticed a weird point that raised a question: Last summer I was working in a big tech company in California. While the first paycheck was $4000, I received $2950 as net pay. And this year, I'm working in another big tech company here in California, and while my gross pay is slightly more ($4080), my net pay got lower ($2,898)!
Have California individual taxes increased or something? I just checked here and couldn't find anything. One thing to note is that I didn’t fill out the W-4 form yet, so maybe I’m applied against the maximum tax possible? However, I'm a single person.