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Can someone please tell me what an 18 year old working for minimum wage (like as a cashier) would have taken from her paycheck in tax?

I haven't moved out yet. I want to go to Europe first so I'm saving up for that. I don't need an exact #, just close enough so I can know how many months it'll take me to save up.

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It's really hard to save up much at all from minimum wage. When I was working for the government, they took out almost 1/3 of my small pay for taxes (city, state and federal) and social security. After all that loss from SS I only get $283.50 now for pension, had to apply for disability which was very hard to get approved, but finally got it. So, times are hard. Can you get a job that pays more than minimum?

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Oh man, SS too? That isn't covered in income tax?
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It depends on where you live, how many hours you work.

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I live in Oregon & I'll work full-time, 40 hrs a week
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Between state and local wage taxes, federal income tax and social security, expect at least 30% of your wages to be withheld. If you have insurance thru your employer, you may pay another 10 - 15% in insurance premiums.

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