I hope this is the right category because I have been looking for awhile now. Anyways, I was employed with the State of California from 2008 until I was laid off in December of 2014. During that time I was part time up until 2013. The whole time I was part time, my employer did NOT deduct Social Security from my payroll. I honestly had no idea how it worked because I have only worked in two jobs and when I asked my personnel, they told e it was correct. My stupidity. In 2013, I became full time and personnel then told me I owed Social Security for all of those previous years. I asked them to tell me a total and this went on for over a year. When I would ask, they said they were working on it. When I got laid off in December, they told me I owed almost 8000 for this and I needed to pay them, not Social Security. I told them I needed proof that they paid on my behalf and how they came up with that amount. I did not hear anything until the middle of March when I received yet another amount that I owed. This time it was 400.00. I emailed and wrote them again asking for proof. Oh I should mention that the told me I had 15 days to pay or I was going to be sent to collections. Anyways, five days later, personnel told me I owed over 4000.00 (yet a third amount) I again asked for proof of how they came up with that. To this day, I am still waiting for the proof. My question is do I owe my old employer? I read different things all the time and the latest I saw is that I wouldn't owe because of statue of limitations and that they would be responsible for their error.