Salary Calculator
Hourly Calculator
W4 Assistant
Gross Up Calculator
Bonus Pay Percent
Bonus Pay Aggregate
401(k) Calculator
Dual Scenario Salary
Dual Scenario Hourly
More Calculators
Next Story
By
Jan 18, 2017

Your W-4 form. 

In many cases, you probably don’t even think about it past your first day of work. But then something happens - you get married, start a new job, have a baby - and you need to take a closer look. That’s when your mind starts scrambling with questions. Below, you’ll find the top questions we’re asked about W-4 forms. 

  1. Can I change my W-4 after starting a new job? Yes! Usually people change their W-4 forms when a major life change occurs, for example getting married or having a baby. Unlike your insurance and other open enrollment needs, however, you can change your W-4 as often as you’d like. 
  2. How many W-4 allowances should I claim? Short answer: It depends. The amount of allowances you claim on your W-4 is as unique as the individual filling it out. We recommend taking a look at this article and talking to a licensed tax professional to determine what’s best for your situation. 
  3. What happens if I claim fewer allowances? In general, the fewer allowances you claim, the more federal income tax will be withheld from your paycheck. 
  4. What happens if I claim more allowances? In general, the more allowances you claim, the less federal income tax will be withheld from your paycheck.
  5. Can my employer tell me how to fill out my W-4? Absolutely not! No one understands your financial situation better than you. Again, we recommend discussing your situation with a licensed professional. 
  6. Do I have to fill out a new W-4 each year? Nope! Not unless you want to, or are starting a new job.
  7. How do I fill out my W-4? PaycheckCity’s W-4 Assistant can help you fill out your W-4.

Do you have more questions about your W-4? Let us know in the comments!

comments powered by Disqus
What You Missed
The Wow Factor of NBA Salaries
Want To Save Money? Try These Apps
Things You Should Not Be Doing When Broke
How To Pay The IRS
Eighty-Two Million Americans Have Experienced an Error in Pay
Four New States Set To Increase Minimum Wage
Massachusetts Employers Can No Longer Ask About Your Past Salaries
How Many W-4 Allowances Should You Claim?
How Often Will You Pay Your Employees?
How Much of Your Bonus Will You Take Home?
Company Information
About Us
Press Room
Help Center
Follow Us
1999- Symmetry Software, All Rights Reserved