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noganz
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Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby noganz » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:20 pm

Hello,

I have been trying to figure out how much I would be taking home per week making the standard $3077 in NYC for 8 weeks. Do firms usually withhold as if you were being paid the full $160k and then you get a big tax return when you file?

Thanks!

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby imchuckbass58 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Well, you fill out the withholding, but in most cases it's based on full year and you get a big refund. Some firms have some sort of special withholding arrangement where they withhold a more accurate amount.

Assuming you're withholding based on full-year, you should get a paycheck in the $4500-$4700 range every two weeks in NYC.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby Sup Kid » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:11 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:Well, you fill out the withholding, but in most cases it's based on full year and you get a big refund. Some firms have some sort of special withholding arrangement where they withhold a more accurate amount.

Assuming you're withholding based on full-year, you should get a paycheck in the $4500-$4700 range every two weeks in NYC.

This is all accurate. For more details, see viewtopic.php?f=23&t=148156. Note that the thread sort of devolves towards the end, but it generally has good info.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby r6_philly » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:13 pm

Here is a calculator

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You can ask HR that you want to withhold less.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby bdubs » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:56 pm

This question has been asked and answered a million times. Use the search function next time.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=148156

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby A Swift » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:53 am

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Net Pay (weekly): $1920

Assumes: NYC resident; 2 allowances for Fed, NY State, and NY City.

Refund: $7785

Assumes: Above withholding amounts; 12 week program; single; no dependents; no other income; tuition expenses; NYC resident.
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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby A Swift » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:32 pm

NYC BigLaw: State and Federal Withholding Amounts, Tax Liability, and Take Home Pay

12 Weeks
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10 Weeks
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Note:

The withholding amounts assume you claim two allowances on your W-4 and the NY/NYC equivalent. The ultimate tax liability assumes single, standard deduction, one federal exemption, no dependents, NYC resident, no additional income, and at least $10k of tuition expenses from a school not located in New York.

I'm not sure if income earned in NYC by part-time/out-of-state residents is taxed at the same rate as income earned by permanent residents of NYC. If yes, then these amounts will apply even if your not a permanent NYC resident.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby Old Gregg » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:56 pm

(loser alert)

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby desertlaw » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:25 pm

ASwift - Can you do that calculation for California, 10 weeks, and married? Thanks.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:05 pm

Also, DC, 6 weeks, and married? Thanks. ;-)

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby pereatmundus » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:00 pm

With respect to withholding:

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/ ... 96,00.html

You can have it withhold as much as you want. Use the calculator to figure out how many exemptions to request so it doesn't withhold too much. I think for 10 weeks at $3100 you put 31 exemptions and it will basically withhold the right amount.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby kellyanderson » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:03 am

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:18 pm

pereatmundus wrote:With respect to withholding:

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/ ... 96,00.html

You can have it withhold as much as you want. Use the calculator to figure out how many exemptions to request so it doesn't withhold too much. I think for 10 weeks at $3100 you put 31 exemptions and it will basically withhold the right amount.


I'm married and it put me at 35. So I think that's about right. Cool.

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Re: Summer Associate Take-Home Pay After Taxes

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:01 am

so i'm really bummed to discover that $6,200 ---> $3,800 as an NYC resident after taxes. how much is coming back to me in a tax refund?

edit: nvm, read the above thread and got my answer




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