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Paycheck 101: Understanding your Pay Stub

Last updated August 31, 2021

Most paychecks have two parts—your pay stub and your paycheck. Your paycheck provides what is referred to as net pay, or, the money that is available for you to spend. Your pay stub outlines your gross pay, or the money you made before taxes, and any other deductions withdrawn from the check you received. 

Here’s an outline of a typical pay stub and what you can expect to find on it:

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