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Today, I found out that I owe the IRS money due to my previous job not taking enough taxes out. I am broke, unemployed, and was counting on a big refund so I could pay for my divorce. FML

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On 02/02/2010 at 8:00am - money - by taxed (woman) - United States (Texas)

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Poor you! literally! :/

#1 - On 02/02/2010 at 1:58pm by Seanus

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Seriously--it is not your employers responsibility to take out "enough" taxes for you. Thats all on your shoulders!!

When you get a check, you should always look at how much federal/state is being withheld. If there is too much, or not enough, it is YOUR responsibility to fill out a new W4 form to adjust it.

Part-time jobs rarely withhold enough taxes, even if you have several part time jobs. The government views each job as your only job, and pretty much gives you your entire wage. You need to withhold an additional $5-10 per check with part-time jobs if you don't want to pay in.

#9 - On 02/02/2010 at 2:19pm by foreverabearfan

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