After more than 183 days within the US territory, I would like to change my W-4 to fit my current situation: working in the US with a H-1B visa, that is, resident alien, and my spouse has the H-4, lives here with me in the US and does not work (she is my dependant). No children.

Can anyone explain how many allowances can I clain and what should I put on my W-4?

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If you follow the worksheet, then:

  • 1 for yourself
  • 1 since You are married, have only one job, and your spouse does not work
  • 1 for your spouse

for a total of 3.

  • Thanks for your comments. Can you please specify how can I know that this is true? is the any website I can use to get that number? Jun 12, 2016 at 21:41
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    @DídacPérezParera: I'm not sure what you mean. All this is from the worksheet on the front of the W-4 form.
    – user102008
    Jun 13, 2016 at 4:15

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