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Your income was $1250 bi-weekly and now it is $1250 weekly - this is the reason for higher federal tax being taken out. As long as you are in lower tax brackets, you get taxed at lower rate. With income being almost doubled, you tax bracket is higher and hence, you owe more taxes. So higher withholding is required.
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The federal withholding of $118.79 is about the right amount. It seems that the earlier company was not taking the right amount of taxes from your paycheck for bi weekly payroll.