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Old 12.07.2011, 10:53
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Payroll taxing at an amount greater than gross income.

So I asked my HR why they were withholding taxes at a rate higher than my actual gross income.

The answer I got was: "(it) is connected to Insurance against accidents outside of work – insurance is paid by (the employer), but is taxable by employee."

It seems illegal to me. Anyone else have knowledge about this?

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Old 12.07.2011, 10:56
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Re: Payroll taxing at an amount greater than gross income.

If your employer bears the costs your insurance, its deemed to be part of your income from employment and therefore taxable. So the basis for withholding can be higher than the gross salary reported on your salary slip.
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