Federal tax. It is usually 10% of income. This rate increases depending on the amount of income achieved (progressive system). It is paid by corporations, small and large companies as well as individual citizens. Federal tax applies throughout the United States.
State tax. Is 1-10% of income. This tax is not payable in the following states: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Wyoming.
The possibility of recovering advances depends on the sum of income and tax regulations of individual states.
Local taxes. They constitute 1-2% of income. These advances are not refundable.
Occasionally, employers deduct social security tax (FICA) and medicare tax in the form of a tax. Often these are large sums of up to 10% of income. Unfortunately, students working on Work & Travel programs cannot recover them.
The tax year in the US coincides with the calendar year, so it runs from January 1 to December 31. The taxpayer is required to submit his federal tax return by April 15 of the following year. If for important reasons you are unable to send your statement before April 15, you can ask for an extension of the deadline for submitting your statement (using the form - IRS Form 4868), but not later than until October 15. You should also remember that in this case you will have to pay interest on tax that had to be paid before April 15.
A possible fight against the IRS is very tedious, unpleasant and usually ends in a loss. Therefore, one should be prepared to be able to prove the correctness of tax settlement in the event of an inspection.