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I searched the message database for an answer to my question, but I couldn't find one. I apologize if this has been addressed recently.

The federal witholding from my bonus seems drastically high . . . basically 40%. Is bonus income automatically taxed at a higher rate? I thought generally speaking, income was income, and taxed at the same rate. (This bonus will not put me in a higher income bracket.)

Thanks for any help/enlightenment.

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