I was subjected to an inequally in the workplace where an emplyoee was excused to payback wages that was granted to him by accident, through payroll, but I was forced to have to pay back wages that was accidentally granted to me by payroll. Same scenario but different results. The company agreed to pay me back all i payed plus overpayed them, which was over $21,000 but they want to take taxes out of the $21,000 I played them which results in a $13,136 settlement.
My question is why should taxes be taken out when they should've already taken taxes out of each paycheck over the duration of over 6 years paying them back? How can I make them see this?
Sounds as if the payment was for wages and wages are subject to taxes. So you have to pay the taxes. Remember, too, that the company doesn't keep the taxes and if you are entitled to a refund you will get that money back from IRS anyway.
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