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Too big of refund

I am married, filed jointly, and receive a large tax refund every year. I want to get this amount closer to zero, but I am unsure how to change my W-4.  It used to be putting a zero or a one or a two but now my work wants a specific dollar amount  I am hoping you can give me a better idea how to fix this

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Alicia65
Employee Tax Expert

Too big of refund

Depending on how you and your spouse's W4 is presently filled out.

If too much is being withheld for either make sure Step 3 and 4 are blank.

More is automatically withheld if there are bonuses involved, so keep that in mind. The links below should help explain what eeds to be withheld.

5 Reasons to adjust your W4 

What is a W4 

W4 and your take home pay 

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