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Hi, I have a job that pays me without W-2. I only receive a check each week with my base pay of $8.50 times the number of hours I work. No taxes are taken out. Just wondering how I file the taxes and what would be paid for Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Tax, etc. Would those taxes be taken out for only Federal or State (NJ) as well?

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Well, you will file both your federal & NJ tax return as an independent contractor. That means you will file Schedules C (as a sole proprietor) to compute your earned taxable income and Schedule SE (self-employment tax) to pay your Social Security & Medicare tax. The Social Security & Medicare Tax comes out to approximately 13% after the adjustments are made on Form SE.

There is no Unemployment Tax on yourself when you are self-employed which is the way you are being treated by whomever you are working for.

Since you haven't done this before, your should consider having one of the tax services like H&R Block, Liberty Tax Service or one of many other such firms prepare your tax returns this year.

What type of work do you do & are there other individuals doing the same or similar jobs where you work?

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