I'm currently working as a Software Engineer and I was worried because my withholding amounts seemed to have changed in between last year and this year. I started at my company on December 12, and I was paid my first paycheck on December 30th. My pay had $769.83 in deductions for this check.
However, as we moved to the new year, I started on a 2 week pay period. However, my deductions seem to be higher ($801.21) even though I have a smaller check and am paying on a faster basis. Is there any reason for this? I asked HR and she said it was because it was the beginning of the year and we pay higher fees towards then, but I've received my second check now and it still has the same, higher deductions.