By Jack Faire - 12/02/2019 02:00
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Do you not get payslips? While it is your employers responsibility to remove taxes, how are you not checking to make sure you are being paid correctly?
That happened to us once, the company ended up going bankrupt by tax season too. You should be able to make payments on it instead of paying in one lump sum. Check into it!
This is 100% your fault. You should be checking your paystubs. Submit a new W-4 to update your tax withholding with payroll/ HR.
In some states, providing a paystub isn’t mandatory. In fact, 9 states don’t require them to be made available. They leave it up to the employer to decide, and from what I can find, the employees can’t ask for them (though I’m sure I’m just not looking in the right place, but still).
That doesn't sound legal... not being mandatory I can let slide, but not having to provide one even if requested seems like it would be open to abuse as there would be zero way to confirm what you have been paid is actually correct. Also, don't you need payslips to provide proof of income for loans and things like that? How would people do this without being able to get payslips in some capacity.
The paystubs might not be mandatory by state, but federal law requires every employer to keep accurate pay records and to make them available to the employee upon request. The reason you can’t find specific laws for some states is because they default to federal requirements. I process multi-state payroll.
I tried to update my withholdings after I got a second full time job. My employer kept blaming the payroll service for it never updating. Took almost the entire year. Now I owe 1,500 in taxes. I feel your pain OP. It's like a cruel joke.
You are allowed (and encouraged, especially in a case like this) to make estimated payments to the IRS. The "standard" schedule is once per quarter, but I'm sure the IRS would happily take any payment you wish to send them at any time.