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ARRRRGH

ARRRRRRRGH.

HR says that I have my W4 filled out as: married, claimed one allowance and an additional $50. Your prior W-4, you marked married, claimed one allowance and an additional $25.

If she is correct in this, then WHY are they now withholding my taxes at a higher single rate?

Ok, I just got email from the higher-up person at APCS who says that “The most recent form….processed by ADVP….does, indeed, indicate “Married, but withhold at higher single rate”. So my HR person apparently can’t find her ass with both hands, or something. I am now waiting to see if she will look at the *old* W4 —

Ok, *now* there is email from my HR woman saying: Sorry, sorry, yes, that is the box, married but withhold at a higher single rate.

I write back: *laugh* Okay. So I /did/ mark the married but withhold at a higher single rate on this most recent W4. *That’s* all cleared up now. :) Can you verify the *old* one, just to see what I put on it? I was sure I’d marked the married but withhold at a higher single rate on it. It’s kind of a moot point now, but I’d really kind of like to know, because if I didn’t, then it explains why I’ve been having to pay huge amounts of taxes the last couple of years, when I thought my withholding should be enough…

Which is quite a lot nicer than, “I think I marked the right box and you fuckwits screwed me over,” isn’t it? I mean, maybe I /did/ mark the wrong box. I guess I’ll see.

From now on, I’m keeping copies of my W4s. :P

I think I’ll just wait to post this until I find out if I marked the right box or not.

Oh, hell, this is taking too long, I’ll just post now.

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