I have recently changed a job and trying to figure out how to fill-in the IT-2104 form for my new employer.
The biggest problem for me is that I cannot understand the amount of allowances to claim for the New York State and New York City (I'm resident of the NYC) My situation is:
- Only one job
- Spouse does not work
- No kids
- Allowances claimed on 2011 State/City tax is: 2
It's been pretty easy last time I did fill the It-2104. For 2011 there was a line saying:
Married couples with only one spouse working and only one job
See the linked pdf: IT-2104 for the year of 2011 page 3, line 15
But!!! for the year of 2012 they have removed this line and it seems that I cannot claim allowances as I did in 2011 which seems really strange to me. the IT-2104 for 2012 is here: IT-2104 for the year of 2012 See page 3 please
Moreover, my previous employer was using the same 2 allowances for the part of 2012 in the same way they did in 2011 and they didn't ask me to file a new form for 2012.
Now I'm getting really shocked: I'm afraid that my previous employer withheld too little State/City tax and I already owe some money and, moreover, I have to pay more City and State tax having the non-working spouse.
I will appreciate any help on this matter. Thank you.