I just started a new job and must fill out a W4. I was unemployed for most of the year and have already paid more taxes than I expect to owe. What should I write on my W4 in order not to have taxes withheld from my paycheck? “Exempt”? Or should I claim a
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I just started a new job and must fill out a W4. I was unemployed for most of the year and have already paid more taxes than I expect to owe. What should I write on my W4 in order not to have taxes withheld from my paycheck? “Exempt”? Or should I claim a

 
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I just started a new job and must fill out a W4. I was unemployed for most of the year and have already paid more taxes than I expect to owe. What should I write on my W4 in order not to have taxes withheld from my paycheck? “Exempt”? Or should I claim a

NEVER EVER PICK EXEMPT !!!!!

Instead increase the allowances on line 5 of the W-4 to get the desired withholding you seek. To guarantee no withholding enter 10 on line 5. 

Level 15

I just started a new job and must fill out a W4. I was unemployed for most of the year and have already paid more taxes than I expect to owe. What should I write on my W4 in order not to have taxes withheld from my paycheck? “Exempt”? Or should I claim a

If you make such an adjustment, plan to submit another W-4 in December for 2018.
New Member

I just started a new job and must fill out a W4. I was unemployed for most of the year and have already paid more taxes than I expect to owe. What should I write on my W4 in order not to have taxes withheld from my paycheck? “Exempt”? Or should I claim a

Thank you, this is very helpful!
Level 15

I just started a new job and must fill out a W4. I was unemployed for most of the year and have already paid more taxes than I expect to owe. What should I write on my W4 in order not to have taxes withheld from my paycheck? “Exempt”? Or should I claim a

Remember State taxes as well.
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