What to do with your Tax Withholding Estimator results


August 6, 2019

The easiest way to make sure your employer is withholding the correct amount of tax from your paychecks is to do a Paycheck Checkup using the Withholding Estimator. Once you’ve completed a Paycheck Checkup, review the results and, if necessary, change the amount of tax your employer takes out of your paycheck.

Ways to avoid an unexpected result at tax time: 

  • On Form W-4, change your withholding or have an extra flat-dollar amount withheld from each paycheck. Submit the form to your employer.
  • Make estimated tax payments to the IRS throughout the year.