A great number of students work during their summer holidays while attending school classes full time for the rest of the year. Here you can find some useful tax help for students who have doubt about IRS and their summer employment.
First of all, a student should fill out a W-4 form at the place of your employment. Every student who earns any income is considered a taxpayer and is therefore required to follow the same tax regulations as all taxpayers. One of these requirements is filling a W-4 form.
Students working on a parking lot or as waiters are bound to get some tips during their working hours. Regardless of the job performed all tips received are considered taxable income and should be reported to IRS. Students employed at positions that usually come with a lot of tips who do not list any of these on their IRS income tax return might cause the IRS suspicious and make them investigate that matter.
Tax help for students also involves any type of under-the-table work. If a student’s work under-the-table amounts to a net of at least $400 he or she is required to pay self-employment tax. This is intended to represent a citizen’s share of the FICA tax. FICA taxes consist of Medicare taxes and Social Security. Due to the fact that the self-employed are able to benefit from Social Security and Medicare, they are obliged to pay the FICA self-employment tax.