Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Small Part Time Job



I had 2 jobs last year, one where I earned about 30K and the other where I earned about 6K.

When doing my taxes on Turbo Tax I put in W2 information for the job where I earned 30K first and it showed that I was entitled to a 1300 refund from the federal government and owed the state government $500.

Next when I put in W2 information for my 2nd job it showed that my federal return was now just $400 and that I owed that state $1100 (at this point I stopped filing and turned to the internet to do some research) At my second job I only work one day a week and they did not withhold any state taxes.

If I dont declare my part time job will the IRS audit me? Is there anything I can do as I dont have an extra $700 to pay the state. Also can I fill out a W4 to stop this from happening next year.



Thanks for your question.

The IRS and state government have copies of your W-2.  You won't get an audit, you'll get a letter with a bill for the taxes, penalties, and interest.

Not reporting all your income is fraudulent.

Hope this helps.

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at


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