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I'm in DC. Taxes taken out for DC are always much higher than Federal. I have the same number of allowances on my W-4 for Fed and State. State's rate is much lower than Federal. Why is more taken out in state?

I suppose it's possible for a certain combination of income and allowances to produce this result, given DC's high rates and the difference in the amount of a personal exemption. I'd suggest you ask your payroll people to verify that the deductions are correct.

If yours is one of those workplaces where no one knows anything about payroll taxes, you can verify Federal in Publication 15. If you check the part of the DC website for businesses, you can probably track down the employer's withholding instructions.

Phil
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