Questions tagged [form-w-4]

Form W-4 is an IRS tax input form completed by an employee in the United States to indicate his or her tax situation to the employer. The W-4 form tells the employer the correct amount of tax to withhold from an employee's paycheck.

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Make punctual contributions to IRS based on earnings

A few weeks ago I asked a question about paycheck withholdings because my wife started several part-time jobs with variable demand and therefore variable income. Considering we filled in 0 exemptions ...
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How much to withhold from paycheck (form W-4, page 1, item 6) when you have variable income?

My wife got a job as an English teacher. She will be paid on an hourly basis depending on the number of students, classes, etc. When it was time to fill in her W-4 we weren't sure about what to write ...
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How to fill out form W4 when I'm earning $1600 extra income per month?

August 22 was my last day at a job that paid $76,000 / yr. Afterward, that job is supposed to pay me $400 / wk for consulting for $1,600 / month. At the new job (which I started on Aug 26) I'm making $...
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Why is the 2013 Withholding Calculator giving me such incorrect recommendations?

I am trying to figure out what I should enter in my W4 and want to use the IRS Withholding Calculator as a guide. To that end, my information is as follows: We will file MFJ, with an income of $85k/...
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W-4 Worksheet for Spouses Filing Jointly: Who Files the W-4?

I've tried finding an answer to this issue both here and elsewhere on the web and haven't been able to so far. My husband got a new job last month with a significant salary increase, and I've been ...
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How can I calculate the number of deductions I should use?

Recently I've been trying to adjust my W-4 so that I overpay the government less (get a smaller tax return). How can I calculate the number of my deductions based on my income and family status, ...
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Starting new sales job in addition to food serving, need advice on exemptions for W4(s)?

I am currently a part time food server in California claiming "2" exemptions on my w4. I am about to start a part time sales position where I'll be earning hourly plus commission. I'll be earning more ...
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Pay estimated tax using W-4 withholding instead of quarterly payments

I currently have a regular job at my university that provides about 2/3 of my annual income. I also do contract work on the side, and have some minor investment dividends and interest payments as ...
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H1B first time filing W4, should I file as Resident Alien or Non Resident Alien?

Please tell me whether I must file W4 as Resident Alien or Non Resident Alien? I entered the US on H1B in early June with family. I need to file W4 for withholding taxes. By the end of this year I ...
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Mistakenly filed as Exempt from income tax witholdings for entire year 2019

I am a basic 30 year old filing Single, W2, healthy working individual. No dependents, no additional schedules, capital gains or losses other than Student Loan interest expense. I started a new job ...
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W4 Two-Earners Worksheet Divide By Number of Pay Periods Remaining?

I'm trying to fill out a W4 for a new job, and am a little confused at the two-earners section (as I have been in the past). The very last step (line 9) says to divide the amount of withholding needed ...
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Determining resident status for an H1B filling W-4 form

I arrived to US a month ago, on May 1st, because of a new work. I have been told by the company to fill W-4 form in. But, it seems that W-4 form must be filled in differently depending on my current ...