Questions tagged [withholding]

related to the practise at times required by law to deduct money upfront before paying the balance. Generally used in the context to taxes.

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FICA was not withheld from my paycheck

Hello personal finance, I was filing my taxes for 2016 and I just found out that I transitioned from Non-Resident-Alien to Resident Alien around September last year by passing substantial presence ...
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Am I eligible for a refund of Social Security and Medicare taxes for when I was on an F-1 visa?

This question is for a friend. They came to the United States as a student in 2009 on OPT/F-1 visa. In November of 2011 they started to work for the Department of Defense as a teacher. They had Social ...
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How can I adjust tax withholding so that I don't get a large Tax Refund?

I'm a few years out of college now. I've filled out my W4 accurately and I still get a tax refund every year of a pretty sizable sum. The thing is, I have student loans and I would much rather have ...
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How can I make a one-time income tax-prepayment to the US Treasury?

I am a bit confused over the rules and requirements for individuals (and not businesses) making income tax-prepayments to the US Treasury. For instance, I've read that you can make quarterly payments,...
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How does tax withholding work for capital gains of selling stock?

I am new in the United States, and before I moved here I did not deal with the concept of tax withholding and capital gains tax. I understand my employer withholds part of my salary to pay taxes, and ...
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Tax withholding on ESPP discount

I recently enrolled in my company's employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) with the maximum-allowed 10% of my salary. I get the stock at a 15% discount relative to the purchase date (no look-back ...
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How to minimize over-withholding of taxes

I want to lower the amount of taxes I pay in a year. Currently I claim 1 federal and IL allowances Additional amounts deducted for FED and State (ILLINOIS): $0.00. I'm single and don't have any ...
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Improper withholding of FICA from student: Getting a refund

A friend of mine in the U.S.A. works for an employer who, we believe, improperly withheld FICA (should have been exempt: they are a student at the same university that they work) due to an ...
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Is it a good idea to increase W4 allowance claim in order to fully fund 401k?

My company matches my 401k contributions, up to a limit, 6%. I don't currently contribute the max, but I would like to start. I know when I increase the W4 allowances, my take-home pay goes up, and ...
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How is federal tax withholding calculated per paycheck?

I just started at a new company and received my first paycheck. It included a signing bonus, which of course made the paycheck much higher than a normal one will be. The fed withholding amount on the ...
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How are bonuses taxed? Why is withheld amount not same as final amount?

I have not found any clarity looking at a lot of search engine results and articles. Most articles state that there are 2 possibilities, that taxes from bonuses can be withheld at a flat 25% rate, or ...
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H1B first time filing W4, should I file as Resident Alien or Non Resident Alien?

Please tell me whether I must file W4 as Resident Alien or Non Resident Alien? I entered the US on H1B in early June with family. I need to file W4 for withholding taxes. By the end of this year I ...
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Several cents difference in the actual and calculated “Withholding Tax” values

I have decided to check/calculate my salary in a spreadsheet. All the numbers align correctly, except the federal Withholding Tax. I have tried to use the Schedule 15, and Schedule 15A (Tax year ...
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W4 Two-Earners Worksheet Divide By Number of Pay Periods Remaining?

I'm trying to fill out a W4 for a new job, and am a little confused at the two-earners section (as I have been in the past). The very last step (line 9) says to divide the amount of withholding needed ...