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income tax deduction

My employer has not deducted enough taxes for last year and I had to pay significant amount when I filed tax return. When I asked my employer I was told that I’m responsible for amount deducted and I need to tell them how much I want them to take off. It has never happened to me before. All of my previous employers always deducted right amount, even little more so I didn’t have to pay the next year. I have never heard that employee should be responsible for correct amounts. My understanding always was that any deduction dependent, expenses, etc. should be deducted when tax return is filed. I would appreciate if you could explain my rights so I can talk to my employer and avoid the same situation I had to experience this year.

Asked on April 28, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that your employer is right, it is your responsibility to make sure that the W4 on file with them is correct and that the deductions made are the right ones.


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