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What is a w-4?

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01/11/2007

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