I currently reside in NJ, and my office is located in California. So, I get paid from California, with NJ State, SUI, and SDI taxes
taken out, along with Social Security, etc... I wanted to see why my paychecks keep differing. The company just formally registered the business in Dec 2012; before that it was part of a Venture Capital firm, who was paying me for the early part of 2012. Starting in Dec 2012, I was payed by my actual company, and the company bank account.
In Dec 2012, I got a check which had total deductions
of about 33% which is what I am used to. The gross total of the check was under $5k. The deductions include Federal, State, SS, Medicare
, etc... The gross salary was $2403, and the net I usually get is $1812. The commission on the check was $2486, and that was combined with my weekly check. So, my total net was $3279, which makes the net commission for the paycheck $1467 (41% deductions).
In Jan 2013, I got my normal salaried paycheck which was the same gross ($2403), but the net was now $1759, which I was a little surprised by, but it looks like they took more SS out. The next paycheck, was one which included commission and my regular salary, which had a gross of $8741, and I received $5137. SO, the regular pay was $2403 gross, and I assume $1759 net, based on my last regular paycheck. The commission on this cycle was $6338, which made the commission net $3378 (47% deductions). What is the reason for this? I am afraid that my accounting / paycheck people are messing something up.
Furthermore, why does the Dec 2012 amount and Jan 2013 regular pay amount differ?? IS there a better way for them to pay me? Maybe JUST do commission on one check and salary on another. It seems that Im getting escalated to another deduction
level because my commission is higher, and they are combining it.