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1Nemo
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Make a raise work for me

I received a substantial raise and don't want to get clobbered at tax time. Is there a % of witholding or specific target I should aim for? How can I avoid owing taxes at the end of the year?

 

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AR_CPA
Employee Tax Expert

Make a raise work for me

Hello 1Nemo, 

Your best bet is to claim a zero for the number of dependents even if you have dependents so that enough tax is withheld.  You may also put an additional amount taken out in Step 4 (c).  Here is a Tax Withholding Estimator:

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/tax-withholding-estimator

Hope it helps. 

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