Louisville, KY asked in Tax Law for Kentucky

Q: state taxes are not being taken out of my paycheck.

me and my fiancé were asked to move here from Florida to run a warehouse for the company we work with. we just recently found out that Kentucky has state taxes but our company has not been taking out state taxes on our paychecks. How do we fix that? Will that mean that we will owe money when we file our taxes and if we do owe money would that be our employers job to pay it?

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D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO

A: Check with HR to see what address they have on file for you. You're likely still listed as living in FL so you haven't been setup as a KY resident for payroll. Another problem could be that you need to update your W-4 for state withholdings.

Your taxes are your responsibility. If you end up owing KY your employer is not responsible for those taxes.

You should consider making an estimated payment to KY to balance out your withholdings for the year so that you don't owe.

Jeffrey Anton Collins
Jeffrey Anton Collins
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: It is only your employer's job to withhold tax and pay the funds over to the government, per your state version of the W-4 Form. It is not the employer's responsibility to pay your liability.

Here is a somewhat related article, for another W-2 reporting situation:

https://www.stopirsproblem.com/tax-attorney-il-blog/irs-tax-attorney-naperville/they-sent-1099-not-w2-form/

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