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I live in CT but will work in NY. If I get a $35,000 yearly

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I live in CT but will work in NY. If I get a $35,000 yearly salary how much will I have left after all the taxes are taken out? Do I get a tax break for the $400 I spend on commuting a month? Will the employer take all the taxes out, or do I need to put some aside to pay something at the end of the year?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 5 years ago.
HelloCustomer

Your commuting expenses between CT and NY are not a deductible expense.

As far as your taxes, the amount that is deducted from your check will depend on how you fill out your W-4 form. That will determine the amount the employer withholds for federal and state taxes.

If you are filing your taxes as a single person with only yourself as a dependent, then your taxable income would be around $26,050. Your taxes on this amount would be approximately $3,500 for federal tax, $1,785 for NY state tax and $2,677 for your share of social security and medicare taxes. You should fill out your W-4 form as single with one exemptiion in order to acheive this level of withholding.

Since you reside in CT you will also need to file a state tax return with CT, but you will be given credit for any state tax you already paid to NY, thereby eliminiating any double taxation on the same income.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I am married, so how much would that change the amounts?
Expert:  Merlo replied 5 years ago.
Hello againCustomer

Do you also have children or other dependents?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no just me and my husband
Expert:  Merlo replied 5 years ago.
Does your husband also have income? If so, how much?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
He does he gets about $19,000 a year.
Expert:  Merlo replied 5 years ago.
Hello againCustomer

If you and your husband have a combined income of $54,000, after your standard deductions and personal allowances, your combined taxable income is $35,600. Your federal taxes on that amount would be approximately $5,238 and state taxes would be approximately $2,300.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you so much for your help. I am still so confused by all those numbers :) I am just trying to figure out how much I would get bi-weekly after paying taxes. $35,000 sounds great for a year, but considering $400 a month for commuting I am just not sure how much I will end up with after the taxes are taking out. I tried those online calculators, and it said I would get about $800 every two weeks after taxes. But I wasnt sure if that was right, I put it in for NY taxes. I didnt know if they would take anymore out. Thank you so much for all your help, you are amazing!
Expert:  Merlo replied 5 years ago.
Hello againCustomer

If you fill out your W-4 form as married with zero dependents, they should take out approximately $63 each week for federal tax, $46 for state and $52 for social security and medicare. This would leave you with net income of $512 per week, and the taxes paid in will be close to what you owe at the end of the year.

Your husband should fill out his W-4 the same way.

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