I moved to Mississippi in January, and after searching for several months I finally got a job, or two actually. Both are part time and I get paid $7-$8 an hour from both places of employment. I haven't been working there long, about a week, but when I had consolidated my parents and employers about filling out the W4( or is it W2), I think I may have done something wrong, or put too many exemptions, or something. (I wish laws were easier to understand!)
I was told to put that I had two exemptions by my employers, but my parents said that I should have put 0 or 1. So I'm really confused now. But here is some of my basic information about my living that may help.
I didn't work between mid-December and mid-May.
I am 20, single, and live alone, and I do not have children.
I pay all of my own bills and receive no financial help from my parents or the government.
I get between 20-40 hours at my primary job, making $7.25 an hour.
I get between 10-25 hours at my secondary job, making $8 an hour.
My fiscal responsibilities (bills, school loan payments, credit card, insurance, etc) add up to $900 a month, and whatever I have left goes towards gas, food, and savings.
I think that is all that is relevant that you may need to know. I would just like to know if I need to adjust my tax forms. I need all the money that I make, but I don't want to owe Uncle Sam when tax time comes around next year, and I have no clue what kind of State tax laws MS has. Can you help me out?