I hate taxes!

<p>This is my first job, and today I got my first paycheck. I open the envelope and see that I made $1,300. Then a list of taxes come and that number drops to 965.96, that's $334 gone. I'm 17 could they at least put less taxes, I'm happy to have a job to begin with. But, most of those taxes are for ridicules things.</p>

<p>Me. Too. Wanna start an anonymous anarchist collective?</p>

<p>Welcome to the working world.</p>

<p>Bleh lol. I just got used to skipping the first line and looking straight for my tax-deducted income. I know if I look at my actual salary and see how much I lost to tax, I'd be a very disgruntled employee by now.</p>

<p>Though I'm not really complaining.</p>

<p>You should get a good chunk back when you file your tax return. For federal taxes you get a $5700 (2009 figures) standard deduction for the year so if you learn less than that you will not have a federal tax liability. Do a tax return in the new year to get the deducted taxes refunded to you. </p>

<p>State taxes will depend on your state but you will have to file a State return to get a refund. </p>

<p>Medicare and SS taxes you are stuck with.</p>

<p>Eh, I was disappointed when I got my first check too, but then I remembered that it matters more that we have city services.</p>

<p>nah, it's like a 1000 back if you're lucky on tax returns, you're parents would get more by just continuing to claim you than you would if you claimed yourself</p>

<p>but you know it's really sweet when you're super old and chilling</p>

<p>If your parents aren't claiming you, then ask your employer to stop taking out federal/state income tax from your paycheck (by filling out a w-4). You're exempt for the first $5700. There's no reason to be handing out interest free loans to the government unless that's your thing.</p>

<p>Even if your parents claim you, you still get $5700 standard deduction. You to not get to claim the additional personal exemption of $3650 if they can claim you as a dependent. But you do still get the $5700 standard deduction. (2009 figures).</p>

<p>Taxes hate you too. :(</p>

<p>But yeah, taxes, esp property taxes, suck a lot. I know a few places with property taxes of more than $10,000.</p>

<p>Damn, what's your job? lol</p>

<p>I hate roads! And free education! And police protection! And natural landmarks!</p>

<p>^ I actually do hate natural landmarks...</p>

<p>@futurexecutive I'm an intern at this major company. But its only for the summer.</p>

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Even if your parents claim you, you still get $5700 standard deduction. You to not get to claim the additional personal exemption of $3650 if they can claim you as a dependent. But you do still get the $5700 standard deduction. (2009 figures)

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<p>Ty for the correction.</p>

<p>@Mosby - They're not free. You pay for them with taxes.</p>

<p>@boston: My point exactly. No taxes, no nifty free stuff.</p>

<p>Clearly, we should abolish public schooling as the OP has yet to learn how to spell "ridiculous" despite 11-12 years of tax-funded education.</p>

<p>^It was a typo, and second I never went to a public school anyway.</p>

<p>@Mosby - How is that a point? No taxes, and you only spend money on things you want. It would be completely voluntary as well, and thus moral. Taxes are initiatory coercion, and thus immoral.</p>