What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Kansas
I got my husbands W-2 the other day and when I sat down to file our taxes I noticed the box for the federal withholding was 0. I knew that had to be wrong so I found his last pay stub of 2008 and sure enough there was federal taxes taken out. So I called his HR dept. (which happens to be a call center) and finally after calling them again today they tell me that no federal taxes were taken out all year. See a while back we were having trouble making ends meet so we both went to claiming exempt for a few months to have a little extra cash. After that we both went back to claiming 0 exemptions. I filled out his W-4 and he brought it to work, I even called them to make sure it went through. (we had this problem the year before) So now they tell me that they see where the exemptions was changed from exempt to 0 but for some reason the payroll system didn't actually take the taxes out of his check. So now we are going to owe quite a bit of money. Is there something that can be done about it. I know we should of checked his stubs throughout the year, but to my defense, they stopped sending W-2's around August, and went to an online system. And on top of that, the line on his stubs is not called federal, (like normal check stubs show) its some weird name like FICA HI or LOW or something. So its not really like we would of known they weren't taking it out. I am so upset, I understand we are the taxpayers and its our responsibility to pay the taxes. But can they not get in trouble for not having a system that works?
Also, is it legal for them to not pay overtime wages if he has a holiday in that period. Meaning the overtime he worked will go to make up the holiday even if they pay for the holiday.
Any advise would be appreciated.