arizona tax withholding rate vs california

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  1. hillmen1

    hillmen1 Guest

    I just moved from California to Arizona and have a question
    on my paycheck. I just received my first paycheck and was
    surprised at the tax amount that was take out of my check.
    I thought that my AZ state tax would be 5.04%. In CA it was
    9%. On my form, I was asked to pick a % of up to 37%. I
    selected 29% and had over $1000 taken from my check vs. $300
    state income taxes in California.

    I thought it would be less in AZ, can anyone help me out
    with this?

    thanks,

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    hillmen1 wrote:

    > I just moved from California to Arizona and have a question
    > on my paycheck. I just received my first paycheck and was
    > surprised at the tax amount that was take out of my check.
    > I thought that my AZ state tax would be 5.04%. In CA it was
    > 9%. On my form, I was asked to pick a % of up to 37%. I
    > selected 29% and had over $1000 taken from my check vs. $300
    > state income taxes in California.
    >
    > I thought it would be less in AZ, can anyone help me out
    > with this?


    The Arizona method uses a percentage of federal withholding.
    If you selected 29.4% then your employer should have
    withheld 29.4% of your federal income tax withholding. Just
    look at the federal amount withheld and make the comparison.
    If it is not 29.4% then you need to have a discussion with
    your employer's payroll department.

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    A.G. Kalman, Feb 20, 2006
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