Wondering how much tax to withhold?

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April 10, 2018

After recent tax law changes, consider a paycheck checkup using the IRS’s Withholding Estimator. This can help prevent an unexpected tax bill in 2019.

A paycheck checkup is especially important if you:

  • Are a two-income family.
  • Have two or more jobs at the same time or only work part of the year.
  • Claim credits like the child tax credit.
  • Have dependents age 17 or older. 
  • Itemized deductions in 2017.
  • Have high income or a complex tax return.
  • Have a large tax refund or tax bill for 2017.

See IRS.gov/taxreform for more information.