Adjusting Your Tax Withholding
This week, Craig Siminski, of CMS Retirement Income Planning, shares an article discussing the situations in which you may want to consider adjustments to your income tax withholding:
If you have too much tax withheld, you will receive a refund when you file your income tax return, but it might make more sense to reduce your withholding and receive more in your paycheck.
However, if you have too little tax withheld, you will owe tax when you file your tax return and might owe a penalty.
Two tools — IRS Form W-4 and the Tax Withholding Estimator on irs.gov — can be used to help figure out the right amount of federal income tax to have withheld from your paycheck.
This can be beneficial when tax laws change, your filing status changes, you start a new job, or there are other changes in your personal situation.
You might make a more concerted effort to review your withholding if any of the following situations apply to you:
File as a two-income family, Hold more than one job at the same time, Work for only part of the year, Claim credits, such as the…
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Craig Siminski is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, with more than 25 years of experience. His goal is to provide families, business owners, and their employees with assistance in building their financial freedom.
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