I'm changing my benefits provider during the year and need to update my W-4 form and, for California, my DE 4. I'm changing my filing status from Single to Head of Household, so I've been having too much withheld during the first half of the year and would like to reduce the amount for the second half.
I noticed that the DE 4 is worded as follows:
So, you fill in either a number of allowances, or a dollar amount representing the total amount to be withheld per pay period - do I understand this correctly?
Similarly, on the W-4 form,
there is a total number of allowances (line 5) and an 'additional amount' line 6. Can I fill out just line 6 instead of line 5, and have that be the amount withheld from each paycheck?