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ashlleyyyx3
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Just married and I'm the only one working, can I file 0 allowances? Or do I have to file 1 or 2?

I've recently gotten married and my husband is currently unemployed, I'm going to update my w-4 and was wondering if I could file 0 allowances or do I have to file 1 or 2?
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Just married and I'm the only one working, can I file 0 allowances? Or do I have to file 1 or 2?

The "allowances" you  put on your W-4 do not dictate how you will have to file your tax return.  Your W-4 just tells your employer how much to withhold from your paycheck.  The more you put on the your W-4, the less tax is withheld, so if you list too many, you may not have enough withheld and could end up owing.  Try this W-4 calculator:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/w4/

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
SweetieJean
Level 15

Just married and I'm the only one working, can I file 0 allowances? Or do I have to file 1 or 2?

Is your husband collecting Unemployment Comp?  If so, it is taxable.
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