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bananarep3293
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Why do I have to pay $1600 in NC state tax when I only made $5040 in wages???

 
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SteamTrain
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Why do I have to pay $1600 in NC state tax when I only made $5040 in wages???

Maybe you had a LOT of other income...

But if not that...then go back to the Federal Wages&Incoem section, and edit any income forms you put in there.

An unexpectedly large state taxes owed indicates that you mis-entered your income on the state income lines on some form. 

 An example would be double-keying a digit in boxes 15-to-17 on a W-2 form..... $5040...but you double-hit the zero and entered 50400 instead.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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SteamTrain
Level 15

Why do I have to pay $1600 in NC state tax when I only made $5040 in wages???

Maybe you had a LOT of other income...

But if not that...then go back to the Federal Wages&Incoem section, and edit any income forms you put in there.

An unexpectedly large state taxes owed indicates that you mis-entered your income on the state income lines on some form. 

 An example would be double-keying a digit in boxes 15-to-17 on a W-2 form..... $5040...but you double-hit the zero and entered 50400 instead.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*

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