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bowling1
Returning Member

married filing joint w4

I started a new job last year and had to fill out the new w4.  I also got married.  I selected married filing joint and put 2,000 for my dependent (1 child).  No taxes were taken out on my check all year.  Why???

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MelodyB
Employee Tax & Finance Expert

married filing joint w4

Hi there!

 

It sounds like your employer made a mistake.  I've seen this happen many times when an employee goes to make changes to their W-4 and instead of making the change they quit withholding altogether.  The tax tables start at 10% so you should of had some withholding unless you specifically said you were exempt.  I would check with your employer.

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KochuK
Employee Tax Expert

married filing joint w4

Hi Bowling1, thanks for attending the event.

 

Congrats on getting married.

 

From the previously submitted W-4, it is highly likely that, based on your income and tax situation, there is no expected tax liability or even resulting a net refund situation. Hence no Federal tax withheld.

 

When there is a change in life events (getting married, new child etc.) you should submit a new W-4 to your employer.

 

Highly recommend you to use

W-4 Calculator 2023 (TurboTax) to see how adjusting your W-4 impacts the taxes you do in 2024.

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

This app will even generate a new W-4 based on your data input.

 

Hope the above helps.

Kochu Kitty

 

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