Understanding your paycheck

If you’ve never worked before you might not know that taxes are withheld on each and every dollar that you make. 

Picture of a paycheck 

 picture of payroll check stub

 (photo from California Tax Service Center)

If you live and work in California, you will see deductions for Federal withholding, social security, Medicare, State Disability Insurance, and a withholding for State taxes. Depending on the state or the city you live in, you may see other deductions.

For more detailed description of these items specifically related to California, refer to California Tax Service Center.