Overpaid PTO and Tax Question

I was recently paid 20 hours of PTO that I did not request. I have the PTO to spend, this wasn't PTO I didn't already earn. Deducted from the 20 hours were both state and Federal taxes. The very next check 20 hours were deducted from my pay. Now I am out the money I paid in taxes. Does my employer have to adjust for the tax paid on this?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 30, 2014 08:38 AM [EST]  |  applies to Minnesota

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Neil Klingshirn
This is a tax question and I am not a tax expert. Also, I do not know Minnesota law on an employer's obligations surrounding pay for time off.

That said, I believe that the employer has to adjust for the taxes. With any luck, the employer uses a payroll service who will know how to do that. It should be a relatively easy thing to do. I think it could be as simple as receiving pay for the next 20 hours without deducting state and federal taxes.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Oct 30, 2014 10:14 AM [EST]

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