Yes we all have to pay them, but dang seems once you hit a certain weekly amount, it feels worthless to make more, seem like I work for the Government at that point in a week.
Hi Kelly and welcome to the site.When I started out at age 22 I knew nothing about paying taxes, so I just kept up with everything and payed a professional to do them for me. He also knew nothing about paying taxes and I got audited and had to do the audit on my own and it was bad. If I could do it over I would have put it off until I could find someone to represent me and I would never has signed any pappers that the IRS asked me to on my own. You would not believe the intrest and penalties that the IRS will charge you if you owe them any money after an audit, so make sure you are on the up and up on your income tax and social security. I now have a very good accountant and after incorperating she pays me a weekly check as an employee of my own company with the taxes and social security held out.