I'm sure my question in the title was not clear. I was working 40+ hours a week or close to that and then my hours were cut to almost none - some pay periods I only work 4-8 hours now. I need as much of what little I am earning as possible, so I filed a new W4 claiming more exemptions. My next paycheck was for 4 hours of work and instead of less taxes being withheld, I received a check for 54 cents. I called the payroll department, and the person said I had previously been having an extra amount withheld from each check (which I must have done but don't clearly remember doing). On the W4 I just filed, I left line 6 for 'Additional amount, if any, to be withheld' blank. To me that would mean I do not want anything extra taken out no matter what it may have been before, but the payroll person said that I should have specified zero on that line. Since I did not do this, they went ahead and took out what they had previously been taking. My wages for the 4 hours worked was $77.98 before taxes and I received a check for 54 cents. I think she is mistaken and that since the line was left blank, they should not have withheld any additional amount. Am I correct or is the payroll department in the right on this please?
Thank you very much.