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Telecommuter tax burdens - California worker employed by a Pennsylvania company [closed]

I am a California resident working remotely for a Pennsylvania company. My bi-weekly pay stub shows withholdings for PA state unemployment insurance. I don't see any withholdings for either the ...
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For the same payrate, what difference exist between employees and contractors in terms of tax [closed]

This may sound silly but I think I may be under a misunderstanding. I understand that employers don't take off tax from a contractor, so they need to do it themselves. If employers take off tax for ...
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I just started a new job and I’m not sure if it is right they pay me in cash after I filled out a W-4

I just started a new job and my employer made me fill out a W-4 form but after I worked a week I was paid in cash. What should I do? Why did I have to fill out a W-4 form?
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Can a US Citizen work remotely in US from EU?

I'm a software engineer and I hold a dual citizenship, American and of an EU country. I currently work in the US but recently I have been contemplating returning to Europe while working remotely in ...
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California employee being misclassified as a contractor, what can I do about it?

I was hired as a graphic designer at a locally owned stationery store in California about a month and a half ago. From the start I knew something was kind of strange, as I was hired for full time but ...
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As a contractor, what information do you need from the company to complete tax? [closed]

I'm not very skilled at doing tax. I had worked as a contractor for a few different companies, and most have told me "as a contractor I'm responsible for doing my own tax". This isn't very clear to me ...
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Do un-contracted workers have to fill out W4?

I worked via verbal agreement, and have been paid with a check (from the business, not a personal check). I am now being asked to fill out a W4, but from my experience with this company I am very ...
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State and Federal tax will be paid by the company

Recruiter said that my rate is too high and proposed low rate, but they pay my taxes: Rate of $xx/Hr on W2(State and Federal tax will be paid by the company) I asked does it mean that I get ...
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Company asked to return tuition assistance. How to return the taxes paid? [closed]

In 2017, my previous company gave me a tuition assistance of $2900. I quit the job and found another one. Recently, in June 2018, the company sent me a letter asking to return the amount since I quit ...
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Is it ethical to ask about the state of my previous employer's income tax statement?

Over the Christmas period of last year I did some seasonal temporary work at my previous employer (who I had left a few months prior due to education commitments), but due to multiple failures (mine, ...
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Former employer did not send me the W-2 and is ignoring my emails. What to do?

I live in the US and I left previous employer on bad terms. It was a small startup company (~4 employees, a manager and a CEO). For those not familiar with the W-2 form, it is the total income ...
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Employer has my federal taxes as exempt - W4

I just noticed my employer isn’t taking out federal taxes and has me as exempt. When I brought it to their attention they said I must’ve accidentally checked the exempt box on my W-4. However, it’s ...
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Why can't I be paid outside of a pay run, when payroll have made an error?

I started a new job back in August and was placed on an emergency tax code for the first couple of months which resulted in paying more tax than I "should". The tax code was rectified in October but,...
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Employed as consultant in the UK by a US based company. Is this kosher?

I live in the UK and am looking for a new job. I have been approached by a US based company who have no UK subsidiary or presence. They want to offer me a job, but in order to get paid I will likely ...
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How to calculate VAT on already given daily rate? [closed]

As a contractor in the UK, I have been offered a daily rate of 500 from the recruitment agency who is the intermediary between me (Ltd) and the client. Do I add 20% VAT on top of that, i.e. charge 600 ...
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Remote work for US company as Canadian citizen

Lately i was approached by several recruiters for US based companies for positions they have opened locally. Two of them have assured me that there is no issues working as Canadian Citizen for US ...
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Is changing employment term contract and asking for a per project rate in current employment good? [closed]

I am working as a consultant in an organisation, I get good pay of which I save 80% even after living well. But I see there are some other consultants who get paid less but the difference is 10x in ...
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How do I calculate my current salary+benefits when looking for a new job? [closed]

I'm currently job hunting and need to understand what sort of salary range to look for in advertised jobs. Say my basic salary is £45,000. My work provide free lunches and my mobile phone so I ...
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Can I be a self-employed software developer in Germany? [closed]

I am freelance, and would like to return to Germany to work again. However, I will not work under AUG, because the deductions are so much. Googling shows that self-employed would be the best way, and ...
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Reduce limited company expenses when no trading

I'm software developer in the UK. By October last year I became a contractor and completed two assignments (2 to 3 months each), using my new limited company. For the last 3 months I was not working ...
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Agency requires that I create a business to accept contract work. Will I get in trouble with the law for doing this? [closed]

I recently accepted a job offer from a Staffing Agency after interviewing with the company. The agency says I must be Incorporated as a business (and specifically not a sole proprietor) in order to be ...
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I suspect my employer filled and signed my W-4

My employer didn't give me a W-4 to fill in on my first day of employment. My paycheck stubs list withholding amounts and a number for the dependents I'm claiming. I'm assuming my supervisor or HR ...
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No income while living off one's savings and working on personal projects looking into their feasibility as a business - is that being self-employed? [closed]

I'm leaving my job (embedded systems) for some travel, personal development and career pivoting. In that time, I can survive off my savings for about half a year, before I have to start making money ...
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Salary negotiation: How to explain the US tax system to the company in other country

I used to work and live in NYC. I got a verbal job offer in Shanghai, China and doing salary negotiation. They asked my latest monthly net salary (after tax), and said they will set my salary based ...
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Per diem and equal company benefits [closed]

I accepted a full-time job in august working in a city 25 miles from where I lived. Key word "lived". The project manager was well organized fair and provided us with water, snacks and sunscreen for ...
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Just got a job, what can my employer acquire with my personal information? [closed]

I've been a freelancing entrepreneur, basically a "hustler", for the past couple of years, but I applied for a job and got it. My employer has asked for my driver's license and Social Security number, ...
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Would it be inappropriate to use my workplace's postage machine to mail my tax returns?

I work in the United States; would be inappropriate or otherwise wrong for me to use my workplace's postage machine to send a first class letter for my tax returns? I know that sending personal mail (...
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I started working for a guy never filled out a W-4 and he is claiming to take taxes out of my check what should I do? [closed]

I started working for a guy never filled out a W-4 and he is claiming to take taxes out of my check what should I do?... I started working for a small carpentry business about a week and a half ago I ...
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Is unpaid overtime a taxable gift to the employer?

Having read Required to work unpaid overtime to "make up" for a shorter commute after moving closer to the office, I recall hearing that in the US doing unpaid work for a company is actually ...
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What do employers do with the money they withhold for your income tax? [closed]

As per the rules, every employer withholds money from your paycheck for your income tax. These taxes are only paid once a year. What do employers do with the money they've withheld from you in the ...
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Company still hasn't sent my 1099 tax form

I am a translator for a company. I work from home on my computer and they send me emails with documents they need translated when needed. Come March I still had not received any tax form from them. I ...
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Overpaid on paycheck. How to proceed? [closed]

I was overpaid on my recent paycheck by an amount that bumped me up to a higher tax bracket. My company wants me to pay them back the net overpayment but now my check is lower than it would have been ...
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Why would German companies hire professionals from abroad? [closed]

Is there a viable and significant benefit for a German software company to hire abroad, other than having a higher-skilled professional for lesser pay? Is it worth the preliminary legal work when a ...
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Is it misleading to include FICA “benefits” in an offer letter?

I received an offer letter today and found it very odd that they included Medicare and Social Security contributions the company would make on my behalf. I thought such employer + employee ...
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Are there tax breaks (U.S.) for hiring new university grads?

I had my friend interview for a professional role on my team (software engineer II) - he didn't quite meet the expectations during the interview. Later, it was announced that we're going to start ...
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Losing seniority at present job for a better opportunity [closed]

I'm at my present job as a programmer since 2007, in Northern NJ. I have 3 weeks of vacation, work from home when I have/want to, a good rapport with my manager/team and name recognition across our ...
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My employer discovered they have been paying me wrong [closed]

The head of payroll at my company just discovered that they have been paying me the incorrect amount for the past few months and that they owe me money. He says that they will issue a check next month ...
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do 1099 contractors receive 1099 forms quarterly? [closed]

Since taxes need to be filed quarterly would a 1099 form be mailed out quarterly, as well, by the company?
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How do I pay tax for freelancing? [closed]

I'm a freelance web designer (well starting up) and was wondering do I pay tax and how do I do it? I work full time as a IT apprentice if that's of any relevance. I'm completely new to everything and ...
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Signing Bonus Tax Question

I am getting a signing bonus (5K) on the new job. When the employer gives the signing bonus will I receive the whole 5K or will I received after the tax (35%)? Any experiences? I am in United ...
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Why is there such a huge difference between listed (base) salary and actual pay?

I often wonder why I can't be paid the amount straight and let me take care of my medical, transport, house, taxes instead of the company. I am asked how much is my salary to which have an answer, ...
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Why does a my client insist on my incorporation?

I'm a software engineer out of Quebec, Canada. My current contract is going through a headhunting firm. I bill the headhunting firm and they bill the company I'm actually doing work for and take a ...
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W2 vs 1099 - Rate Difference

I've been a full-time employee for a while and just started contracting work end of last year as W2. With the advent of ACA, I just realized that I can get more benefit from the heathcare exchanges ...
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Contracting role versus permanent role? What is the difference? [duplicate]

I hope that I could have your input on a contact job opportunity that I might have in Dublin. This role is a contract role (6 month initial contract with possibility to extend it up to 18 months). It ...
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W2 vs last pay stub [closed]

I left my last job last year at the end of a month. We were on a monthly pay schedule, getting paid for the previous month of employment. My employer promised me my last check and my W2 (since there ...
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Does a background check include if you paid your taxes or not?

In 2010 - 2011 I did freelance web development as my only source if income. All the money I received was under the table and I didn't pay taxes. I did, however, pay taxes for 2012 I want to work for ...
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How can communicate effectively the need for HR to correct my Tax Withholding?

I was recently married and filed a new W4 form (federal US tax withholdings). I checked "Married but Withhold at Single Rate" meaning that my withholdings should be the same as when I was filing as a ...
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How do different tax rates affect the pay at different locations of the same company?

I am applying for a job at a tech company with offices at Zurich and Munich. I understand I dont have the job yet so I may be jumping the gun, but I was asked my preference. I dont intend to live long ...
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What are the rules regarding electronic distribution of income data forms for tax reporting in the United States?

This is specific to the United States, but hopefully that's not too localized. For those not familiar with the W-2 form, it is a brief statement reporting income and tax data that people employed in ...
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Is it out of line to ask for a raise to make up for a tax increase?

Many in the US have probably noticed the 2% increase in FICA taxes this year. I realize my employer is not responsible for the tax increase. But neither am I, and now I'm earning 2% less than last ...