Why do I owe $400 in state taxes?
January 11, 2011 12:12 PM Subscribe
StateTaxFilter: Last year I owed the state $3. This year I seem to owe the state over $400. Could this be an error, and, if not, why do I owe so much?
posted by fignewton to Work & Money (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last year (which was a partial-resident year) I owed the state of GA $3.
This year, according to TaxSlayer, I owe the state of GA $403, and I don't understand why.
I do not have an extravagant life. I work as a server. Box 1 of my W-2 is listed as 20592.29.
I'm thinking the state has been taking out too little of my paychecks. For example, one random pay-stub has 37.70 going towards federal taxes, 33.23 going towards social security, 7.78 going towards Medicare . . . and 0.59 going towards the state. Box 17 of my W-2 is 339.75.
Could something be askew or do I really owe the state $400 this year?