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dennis-hannan
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I have a question about our W-4. My husband started a new job, how do I adjust my W-4?

 
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Opus 17
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I have a question about our W-4. My husband started a new job, how do I adjust my W-4?

The best thing to do is to get a new blank W-4 with both front and back, and carefully complete all the worksheets on both sides with both your and your spouse's expected income and deductions.  This will give you a total number of allowances that you will need to divide between you.  For example, if the worksheet says to claim 5 allowances, then you can claim 5 and your spouse zero, or you claim 2 and your spouse claim 3, etc. 

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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Opus 17
Level 15

I have a question about our W-4. My husband started a new job, how do I adjust my W-4?

The best thing to do is to get a new blank W-4 with both front and back, and carefully complete all the worksheets on both sides with both your and your spouse's expected income and deductions.  This will give you a total number of allowances that you will need to divide between you.  For example, if the worksheet says to claim 5 allowances, then you can claim 5 and your spouse zero, or you claim 2 and your spouse claim 3, etc. 

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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