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Why am I taxed twice in a month?

Posted 25 February 2016 under Tax Q&A


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Elisha says:
24 February 2016 at 19:01

My salary is divided into 2 payments per like I get my standard pay on the 15th of each month then all my allowances they follow on the 25th. So my question is why am I taxed twice in a month and why is the second tax deduction high than the deduction on the 15th?

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25 February 2016 at 13:47

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