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How do you claim exemptions with your withholding certificate on your tax return?

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Form W-4 is Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. It's an IRS form that you fill out for your employer. Employers keep completed W-4 form with their employment tax records.

Often the number of exemptions that you claim on Form W-4 won't be the same as on your tax return. The exemptions on Form W-4 are designed to help your employer deduct the correct withholding amounts from your earnings.

Also, Form W-4 only offers two filing statuses (Single, Married Filing Jointly). But your federal tax return has five filing statuses: Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, Qualifying Widow(er) with Dependent Child.

In filling out your return, you choose your exemptions according to specified situations (a choice of five filing statuses, personal/dependent exemptions). So you don't match the number of exemptions on your tax return with the number on Form W-4.

For more information, go to www.irs.gov/formspubs for Publication 501 (Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information).

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Form W-4 is Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. It's an IRS form that your employer gives you to complete for the employer's records. Allowable exemptions are the number of personal, dependable, and other exemptions that you claim on Form W-4. Your employer refers to the number of exemptions and your filing status to calculate income tax withholding from your earnings.For more information, go to www.irs.gov/taxtopics. Select Topic 753: Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate.Also go to the Forms and Publications screen, www.irs.gov/formspubs. Select Publication Number to view/print Publication 505: Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax and Publication 919: How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding?


You are only supposed to claim the number of qualifying exemptions that you are qualified to claim.


Form W-4 is Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. You enter the number of your exemptions on Form W-4. The Personal Allowances Worksheet guides you to take an accurate number of exemptions. If you (and/or your spouse) are working at more than one job, you might claim 0 allowances to make sure enough tax is withheld on your earnings. Also, if you have a large amount of nonwage income (interest, dividends, etc.), either claim 0 exemptions or arrange to make estimated tax payments using Form 1040-ES (Estimated Tax for Individuals). For more information, go online to print Publication 505 (Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax) at www.irs.gov.


The fewer exemptions you claim on your W-4, the more income tax will be withheld from your pay. Therefore, 0 exemptions will cause more withholding the 1 exemption.


Form W-2 is Wage and Tax Statement. It's an IRS form that employers are required to provide/send to their employees for the employees to use in filing their tax returns. You don't claim deductions with your W-2 form.Form W-4 is Employee's Withholding Allowance. It's an IRS form that your employer has you fill out when you're hired. Your employer calculates withholdings from your earnings based upon the filing status and number of exemptions that you claim on Form W-4. The more exemptions you claim, the less will be withheld from your earnings.A single person can claim one personal exemption plus an additional exemption if only having one job. If you (or your spouse) have more than one job, then you might want to claim less exemptions to make sure that enough is withheld from your earnings. You can claim exemptions for dependents, if any.If you have a significant amount of unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.) or self-employment income, claim fewer exemptions. If you're expecting certain credits (earned income, child and dependent care, etc.), claim more exemptions.Also included with Form W-4 is a Personal Allowances Worksheet plus Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. These Worksheets all help you determine the number of allowable exemptions for Form W-4.You can finetune your withholding with the IRS withholding calculator onlne at www.irs.gov. Select Too Much or Too Little Tax Withheld in the Special Interest Section in the middle column.For more information, go online to www.irs.gov/taxtopics. Select Topic 753 (Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate).Also, for Publication 919 (How do I Adjust my Tax Withholding?), go to www.irs.gov/formspubs. Select Publication Number. Type 919 in the Find bar.


Form W-2 is Wage and Tax Statement. It's often confused with Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. You can claim whatever exemptions (personal, dependent) that you're eligible for. If you're expecting tax credits (child/dependent care expenses, child tax, etc.) or earned income credit to lower or eliminate your tax or to give you a large refund, you can adjust your exemptions. You can claim 0 exemptions if you want more withheld, which usually means you'll receive a larger refund. Your employer calculates withholding based upon your W-4 form. For more information, go to www.irs.gov/formspubs to view/print Publication 919 (How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding?).


Married filing jointly one exemption for each taxpayer that is listed on the 1040 federal tax return would mean a total of 2 exemptions. 1 plus 1 equal 2.


In the US, when another taxpayer is entitled to claim you as a dependent on their income tax return, you cannot take an exemption for yourself even if the other taxpayer does not actually claim you as a dependent.Then Exemptions for DependentsDependent not allowed a personal exemption. If you can claim an exemption for your dependent, the dependent cannot claim his or her own personal exemption on his or her own tax return. This is true even if you do not claim the dependent's exemption on your return or if the exemption will be reduced under the phaseout rule described under Phaseout of Exemptions, later.Go to the IRS gov web site and use the search box for Publication 17 (2009), Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals go to chapter 3 ExemptionsYou can click on the below related link


You should claim all the exemptions to which you're entitled. Unless you're claimed as a dependent on someone else's return, you're entitled to a personal exemption. If you're married, your spouse also claims a personal exemption. Claim one exemption for each dependent, if any. The number of exemptions is one of the items on your return that reduces the amount of your adjusted gross income (AGI).Go to www.irs.gov/formspubs to view/print Publication 501 (Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information).


That depends on which form you are claiming it on. If you are talking about Form 1040, that means just yourself. If you are not eligible to claim yourself, then you are not eligible to claim anyone else either. If you are talking about Form W-4 (the withholding form that you give to your employer), stop and read the form more carefully. It does NOT ask you to fill in the number of people (dependents) you are claiming. It asks you to fill in the number of withholding allowances you are claiming. Most people have way too much tax taken out of their paychecks because they mistakenly believe that the number of withholding allowances they claim on their W-4 should be the same as the number of exemptions they claim on their 1040. Most people should claim MORE withholding allowances. To calculate the number of withholding allowances you should claim, either use the worksheet in the Form W-4 instructions or use the IRS withholding calculator here: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96196,00.html


Yes but to itemize you will have use the schedule A of the 1040 income tax return and that does NOT have any affect on your exemptions that are entered on the 1040 federal income tax return page 1.


Sure! You can change withholding status any time.


When making an insurance claim a certificate is given for the claim. The primary certificate number will be the number that is listed at the top of this certificate. It is basically a case number to identify the claim.



The number of exemptions that you claim affects the amount of taxes that you will pay by lowering them. That is if the exemptions are claimed when you file your taxes. The more exemptions that you claim on your paycheck, the more you money you receive in your pay each week, rather than having more in your tax refund.


Form W-4 is Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. You fill out the form for your employer. You check your filing status (Single, Married Filing Jointly). Also you total your allowances, which can be from 0 on up. Your allowances are based on your personal/dependent exemptions and other situations, such as more than one job, deductions/adjustments you're expecting to claim, etc. Your employer figures the amount of income tax to withhold based on your filing status and the number of allowances. For more information, go to www.irs.gov/taxtopics for Topic 753 (Form W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate).


Yes as long as all of the rules are met by and the child to be your qualifying child dependent on your income tax return. Dependent not allowed a personal exemption. If you can claim an exemption for your dependent, the dependent cannot claim his or her own personal exemption on his or her own tax return. This is true even if you do not claim the dependent's exemption on your return or if the exemption will be reduced under the phaseout rule described under Phaseout of Exemptions, later. Make sure that the dependent indicates on the 1040 income tax return that him/her is using indicates this and cannot claim the 3650 exemption amount on the income tax return that is being filed.


Your not really clear on what your saying. The amount of deductions (they aren't done by specific person) you use for withholding purposes does not effect what you can or may claim on the return for the period. The correct amount must be used on the return, and the specific SS# and reason established. Any over or under paid tax, after all types of income (some may not even had withholding) and deductions are determined is what you pay or get refunded.


False. The amount of income tax withheld depends on gross salary, filing status (single or married), and the number of withholding allowances claimed on Form W-4. Form W-4 is a form the employee fills out and gives to the employer. You claim withholding allowances on Form W-4, not exemptions. Many people mistakenly believe that you claim exemptions on Form W-4 which is why most people have far too much withheld. Exemptions are just one factor in determining how many withholding allowances you are allowed to claim. See the worksheet that is in the W-4 instructions or use the IRS calculator here: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96196,00.html The amount of Social Security and Medicare tax withheld depends only on gross salary. Also remember that the amount withheld is not the actual amount of tax you owe. The actual amount you owe is calculated when you fill out Form 1040 at the end of the year. When you file Form 1040, you get a refund if too much was withheld or you have to pay extra if not enough was withheld.


If you're Married Filing Jointly, then you're allowed one personal exemption for you and one exemption for your husband. You can't claim your spouse as a dependent. Even if you're working and your spouse isn't, you can't claim your spouse as a dependent because you're allowed to claim two personal exemptions for the two of you as a married couple filing jointly.


Yes, if you have a higher number of exemptions, you will receive more money in your paycheck. You will have to pay more money for taxes at the beginning of the year.


No.. you should file an ammeded return for 2008.


No. If you're Married Filing Jointly, then you're allowed one personal exemption for you and one exemption for your husband. You can't claim your spouse as a dependent. Even if you're working and your spouse isn't, you can't claim your spouse as a dependent because you're allowed to claim two personal exemptions total for the two of you as a married couple filing jointly.


Use Form W-4 to figure the right amount of federal income tax to have withheld from your paycheck. You may want to review your withholding every year, especially after finishing your tax return. You can have more, or less, income tax withheld from your paycheck. What's a Withholding Allowance? It represents your total tax deductions divided by the personal exemption rate. The withholding allowance is related to, but not the same as, the number of dependents you can claim on your tax return. Learn how to fill one out at: http://taxes.about.com/od/preparingyourtaxes/ht/W4.htm




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