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Did the tax laws change? (No, I haven't been watching the news.… 
27th-Apr-2009 08:49 am
Did the tax laws change? (No, I haven't been watching the news. Yes, I suck.) My pay stub says that I'm getting an extra 37.76 on Thursday, and I haven't changed anything. Not that I'm complaining...
27th-Apr-2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Yes. Instead of an extra refund check this year, it's coming as less in taxes on each check.
27th-Apr-2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
It's a trick to get us to spend our stimulus money instead of socking it all away in savings like many of us did last time.
27th-Apr-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
I heard something about it on the radio yesterday. Something about employers changing your witholdings slightly. Unfortunately, I don't remember much beyond that.

Ah, here we go. Turns out the IRS website is more helpful than I expected:

Make Work Pay Tax Credit: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=204447,00.html

IRS Witholding Calculator (To make sure your 2009 taxes don't get screwed up): http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96196,00.html
27th-Apr-2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
The other thing is if you're paid bi-weekly, this month is a three-paycheck-month, so I get more on this one because there's no health insurance and life insurance pulled out of it.
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