You’re at college. You have your first entry level job. But you are completely lost.
The paperwork can be very overwhelming for anyone, and especially if you have never worked before or you have only worked for daddy. Beyond the paperwork though, there is also many more expectations that might not even be disclosed to you by your supervisor.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Fill Out Your W-4 Correctly
Before you start working, your new employer will hand you a scary looking tax form called a W-4. Don’t toss it in your bag and forget it–this little form will help determine how much you owe in taxes at the end of the year.
The most confusing (but important!) part of this form is the “Allowances” box, where you enter a withholding number that tells your employer how much they should take out of your paycheck to pay towards taxes. If you don’t have them withhold anything (or enough), you will owe a ton of taxes at the end of the year. (Guess how I know that?)
Not sure what to enter? Don’t worry!
Walk the Line
You are being paid, so good work is not optional.
Now that we’ve got the scary tax stuff out of the way, on to the rest of the basics–the things that will make you look good to your boss (which can obviously lead to more responsibility, a promotion, or at least a good reference when you move on to greener pastures).
These are pretty obvious, but they can make a big difference!
Author Jose Williams
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