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Just a quick employment/tax question here folks. I joined my company almost a year ago, promised $5000 retention bonus that I will have to return if I leave before 2 years. The problem is when the check arrived it was only some $3000 because the IRS and state took the first bite of it. If I do ever leave this company before 2 years, will I have to pay back $5000 or $3000? If the latter, can I get the money back from Uncle Sam?


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