I interned last summer at a big tech company in the US and I just got my W-2 form. The company paid for my housing and added ~24k for renting an apartment for 3 months to my gross pay.
First, I wanted to complain about it but when I calculated the tax return with the housing allowance and without, it came out higher with the housing allowance.
Is this reasonable? It doesn't make sense to me. The withheld taxes are a lot higher due to the 24k, but the company paid this, so it wouldn't make sense to get more money back?