For 2 years now my job has messed up my taxes on my w2. I've never had to owe until I worked for this company. 2017 I filled out my paperwork and when I got my w2 back last year they said I owed. So I went and changed all of my tax papers so I can get my refund this year and again after changing my information at the beginning of last year they still messed up my w2 leading me back into having to owe. I don't feel this is fair because I've made more on this w2 then I did the last and they still messed up and I want to sue them for incorrect information & emotional hardship because I am owed the money I worked for from this company and I will not let them get away with another year. I am in school and I was going to use the money from my taxes to fix my license and they took my rights and freedom away by stripping me of my taxes. I would like some advice on what steps I should do
You don't say what is messed up about it. If they didn't withhold enough, then that means instead of getting a refund, you got more throughout the year. Speak with a tax professional about adjusting your W-4 to your liking.
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Agree with Mr. Osgood. The answer to your problem is not suing your employer: you simply need to adjust your withholding. If you are not sure how to do this, you should contact a tax professional who can walk you through the W4 worksheet and help you calculate the correct amount so you will get a refund.
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