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W4 Form

My spouse and I have no dependents so we both claim zero.  On my W4 form I check  the spouse works box.  Should we both check that box  or does it cover it with only one of us checking that box?  It causes a significant amount more to be deducted from my check just in federal taxes, but I would prefer not to owe at the end of the year.

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Alicia65
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W4 Form

If you are both working  you both want to check box 2 (c) on W4. The reason more is being withheld is because you are going to jointly file a tax return with the  the combined income. The spouse with the higher income may want to fill out steps 2 , 3 and 4. If when filing your tax at the end of year and too much or too little was withheld you can adjust W4. Form W4 and Take home pay 

Top 5 reasons to Adjust our W4 

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