Did you end up with more taxes due, or too big of a
refund last year
Paycheck Withholdings Tax Calculator
Use the IRS withholding calculator to determine paycheck
to - Paycheck Withholdings Tax Calculator
If you're an employee, the
Paycheck Withholding Calculator
can help you determine whether you need to give your
employer a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding
Allowance Certificate to avoid having too much or
too little Federal taxes withheld from your
income on your paycheck. Calculator results will
help you fill out the form.
How can the
Paycheck Withholding Calculator Benefit Me?
IRS withholdings calculator can benefit you:
If your an employee who would like to
change their withholding to reduce their tax refund or their
If your an employee whose situations
are only approximated by the worksheets on the paper W-4 (e.g.,
anyone with concurrent jobs, or couples in which both are
employed; those entitled to file as Head of Household; and those
with several children eligible for the Child Tax Credit)
If your an employee with non-wage income in excess of their
adjustments and deductions, who would prefer to have
tax on that income withheld from their paychecks
rather than make periodic separate payments through
the estimated tax procedures.
CAUTION: If you will be subjected to
the self-employment tax, alternative minimum tax, or other taxes; or
if any of your current jobs will end before the end
of the tax year, you will probably get a more accurate
withholdings calculation by following the instructions in
IRS Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Withholding
Tips For Using The Withholdings
Have your most recent income tax return handy.
Have your most recent pay stubs handy.
Estimate values if necessary, remember
withholding calculator results can only be as accurate as the input
Paycheck Withholding Exemptions
are not chained to your current paycheck withholding
your results from the withholding calculator to help you complete a new Form
W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate.
Then submit the
completed form to your employer.
Want To Change Your W-4 Payroll Withholding Exemptions
You got a second job so your income
is going up. In this case your tax liability will
likely increase as well.
Your spouse got a job or changed
jobs and this changes your household income. If
income went up or down, you should adjust
You’re unemployed part of the year
and get laid off from your job for a duration, you
may have paid more in than you need.
You get married or divorced and have
changed to or from filing jointly. In this case you
should adjust W-4 allowances or withholdings will be
You have a baby or adopt a child in
which case you can claim an additional allowance for
a dependent and could qualify for the Child Tax
Credit. These allowances could allow you to reduce
withholding to account for added tax benefits that
you will now receive.