SA Social Security/State Tax Questions

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SA Social Security/State Tax Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:29 pm

So I've noticed on my first two paychecks (semi-monthly) that I've been taxed over $400 per pay period for social security tax. I know my social security tax liability is just over $1200 based on making $30,770 for the summer. Does the IRS refund over-withheld social security taxes along with federal income taxes, or is there something I can adjust to prevent them from over-withholding?

On a related note, does anyone know if the allowances claimed on the DE-4 (CA state income tax form) equate to the allowances on the W-4? I'm being majorly over-withheld by CA and would like to prevent giving the state an interest free loan if I can help it. On the DE-4 it says the CA FTB requires notice for anyone claiming more than 10 allowances, so I feel like putting 25ish allowances is frowned upon by HR.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: SA Social Security/State Tax Questions

Postby minnbills » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:53 pm

You should just ask HR to revise your forms for better tax efficiency. I'm sure they do it all the time.

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