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File 2007 tax return 1. File 2007 tax return   Tax Withholding for 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Salaries and WagesDetermining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld Rules Your Employer Must Follow Exemption From Withholding Supplemental Wages Penalties Tips Taxable Fringe BenefitsSpecial rule. File 2007 tax return Exceptions. File 2007 tax return Sick Pay Pensions and AnnuitiesPeriodic Payments Nonperiodic Payments Eligible Rollover Distributions Choosing Not To Have Income Tax Withheld Gambling WinningsException. File 2007 tax return Identical wagers. File 2007 tax return Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup WithholdingTaxpayer identification number. File 2007 tax return Underreported interest or dividends. File 2007 tax return Introduction This chapter discusses income tax withholding on: Salaries and wages, Tips, Taxable fringe benefits, Sick pay, Pensions and annuities, Gambling winnings, Unemployment compensation, and Certain federal payments. File 2007 tax return This chapter explains in detail the rules for withholding tax from each of these types of income. File 2007 tax return The discussion of salaries and wages includes an explanation of how to complete Form W-4. File 2007 tax return This chapter also covers backup withholding on interest, dividends, and other payments. File 2007 tax return Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-4P Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments W-4S Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding From Sick Pay W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request See chapter 5 of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. File 2007 tax return Salaries and Wages Income tax is withheld from the pay of most employees. File 2007 tax return Your pay includes your regular pay, bonuses, commissions, and vacation allowances. File 2007 tax return It also includes reimbursements and other expense allowances paid under a nonaccountable plan. File 2007 tax return See Supplemental Wages , later, for definitions of accountable and nonaccountable plans. File 2007 tax return If your income is low enough that you will not have to pay income tax for the year, you may be exempt from withholding. File 2007 tax return This is explained under Exemption From Withholding , later. File 2007 tax return You can ask your employer to withhold income tax from noncash wages and other wages not subject to withholding. File 2007 tax return If your employer does not agree to withhold tax, or if not enough is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. File 2007 tax return Military retirees. File 2007 tax return   Military retirement pay is treated in the same manner as regular pay for income tax withholding purposes, even though it is treated as a pension or annuity for other tax purposes. File 2007 tax return Household workers. File 2007 tax return   If you are a household worker, you can ask your employer to withhold income tax from your pay. File 2007 tax return A household worker is an employee who performs household work in a private home, local college club, or local fraternity or sorority chapter. File 2007 tax return   Tax is withheld only if you want it withheld and your employer agrees to withhold it. File 2007 tax return If you do not have enough income tax withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax, as discussed in chapter 2. File 2007 tax return Farmworkers. File 2007 tax return   Generally, income tax is withheld from your cash wages for work on a farm unless your employer both: Pays you cash wages of less than $150 during the year, and Has expenditures for agricultural labor totaling less than $2,500 during the year. File 2007 tax return Differential wage payments. File 2007 tax return   When employees are on leave from employment for military duty, some employers make up the difference between the military pay and civilian pay. File 2007 tax return Payments to an employee who is on active duty for a period of more than 30 days will be subject to income tax withholding, but not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. File 2007 tax return The wages and withholding will be reported on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. File 2007 tax return Determining Amount of Tax Withheld Using Form W-4 The amount of income tax your employer withholds from your regular pay depends on two things. File 2007 tax return The amount you earn in each payroll period. File 2007 tax return The information you give your employer on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Form W-4 includes four types of information that your employer will use to figure your withholding. File 2007 tax return Whether to withhold at the single rate or at the lower married rate. File 2007 tax return How many withholding allowances you claim (each allowance reduces the amount withheld). File 2007 tax return Whether you want an additional amount withheld. File 2007 tax return Whether you are claiming an exemption from withholding in 2014. File 2007 tax return See Exemption From Withholding , later. File 2007 tax return Note. File 2007 tax return You must specify a filing status and a number of withholding allowances on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return You cannot specify only a dollar amount of withholding. File 2007 tax return New Job When you start a new job, you must fill out a Form W-4 and give it to your employer. File 2007 tax return Your employer should have copies of the form. File 2007 tax return If you need to change the information later, you must fill out a new form. File 2007 tax return If you work only part of the year (for example, you start working after the beginning of the year), too much tax may be withheld. File 2007 tax return You may be able to avoid overwithholding if your employer agrees to use the part-year method. File 2007 tax return See Part-Year Method , later, for more information. File 2007 tax return Employee also receiving pension income. File 2007 tax return   If you receive pension or annuity income and begin a new job, you will need to file Form W-4 with your new employer. File 2007 tax return However, you can choose to split your withholding allowances between your pension and job in any manner. File 2007 tax return Changing Your Withholding During the year changes may occur to your marital status, exemptions, adjustments, deductions, or credits you expect to claim on your tax return. File 2007 tax return When this happens, you may need to give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding status or number of allowances. File 2007 tax return If the changes reduce the number of allowances you are allowed to claim or changes your marital status from married to single, you must give your employer a new Form W-4 within 10 days. File 2007 tax return See Marital Status (Line 3 of Form W-4) and Withholding Allowances (Line 5 of Form W-4) , later. File 2007 tax return Generally, you can submit a new Form W-4 whenever you wish to change your withholding allowances for any other reason. File 2007 tax return See Table 1-1 for examples of personal and financial changes you should consider. File 2007 tax return Table 1-1. File 2007 tax return Personal and Financial Changes Factor Examples Lifestyle change Marriage Divorce Birth or adoption of child Loss of an exemption Purchase of a new home Retirement Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy Wage income You or your spouse start or stop working, or start or stop a second job Change in the amount of taxable income not subject to withholding Interest income Dividends Capital gains Self-employment income IRA (including certain Roth  IRA) distributions Change in the amount of adjustments to income IRA deduction Student loan interest deduction Alimony expense Change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits Medical expenses Taxes Interest expense Gifts to charity Job expenses Dependent care expenses Education credit Child tax credit Earned income credit If you change the number of your withholding allowances, you can request that your employer withhold using the Cumulative Wage Method , explained later. File 2007 tax return Checking Your Withholding After you have given your employer a Form W-4, you can check to see whether the amount of tax withheld from your pay is too much or too little. File 2007 tax return If too much or too little tax is being withheld, you should give your employer a new Form W-4 to change your withholding. File 2007 tax return You can get a blank Form W-4 from your employer or print the form from IRS. File 2007 tax return gov. File 2007 tax return You should try to have your withholding match your actual tax liability. File 2007 tax return If not enough tax is withheld, you will owe tax at the end of the year and may have to pay interest and a penalty. File 2007 tax return If too much tax is withheld, you will lose the use of that money until you get your refund. File 2007 tax return Always check your withholding if there are personal or financial changes in your life or changes in the law that might change your tax liability. File 2007 tax return See Table 1-1 for examples. File 2007 tax return Note. File 2007 tax return You cannot give your employer a payment to cover federal income tax withholding on salaries and wages for past pay periods or a payment for estimated tax. File 2007 tax return When Should You Check Your Withholding? The earlier in the year you check your withholding, the easier it is to get the right amount of tax withheld. File 2007 tax return You should check your withholding when any of the following situations occur. File 2007 tax return You receive a paycheck stub (statement) covering a full pay period in 2014, showing tax withheld based on 2014 tax rates. File 2007 tax return You prepare your 2013 tax return and get a: Big refund, or Balance due that is: More than you can comfortably pay, or Subject to a penalty. File 2007 tax return There are changes in your life or financial situation that affect your tax liability. File 2007 tax return See Table 1-1. File 2007 tax return There are changes in the tax law that affect your tax liability. File 2007 tax return How Do You Check Your Withholding? You can use the worksheets and tables in this publication to see if you are having the right amount of tax withheld. File 2007 tax return You can also use the IRS Withholding calculator at www. File 2007 tax return irs. File 2007 tax return gov/individuals. File 2007 tax return If you use the worksheets and tables in this publication, follow these steps. File 2007 tax return Fill out Worksheet 1-5 to project your total federal income tax liability for 2014. File 2007 tax return Fill out Worksheet 1-7 to project your total federal withholding for 2014 and compare that with your projected tax liability from Worksheet 1-5. File 2007 tax return If you are not having enough tax withheld, line 6 of Worksheet 1-7 will show you how much more to have withheld each payday. File 2007 tax return For ways to increase the amount of tax withheld, see How Do You Increase Your Withholding? If line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that you are having more tax withheld than necessary, see How Do You Decrease Your Withholding, for ways to decrease the amount of tax you have withheld each payday. File 2007 tax return How Do You Increase Your Withholding? There are two ways to increase your withholding. File 2007 tax return You can: Decrease the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4, or Enter an additional amount that you want withheld from each paycheck on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Requesting an additional amount withheld. File 2007 tax return   You can request that an additional amount be withheld from each paycheck by following these steps. File 2007 tax return Complete Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7. File 2007 tax return Complete a new Form W-4 if the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5: Is more than you want to pay with your tax return or in estimated tax payments throughout the year, or Would cause you to pay a penalty when you file your tax return for 2014. File 2007 tax return Enter on your new Form W-4, the same number of withholding allowances your employer now uses for your withholding. File 2007 tax return This is the number of allowances you entered on the last Form W-4 you gave your employer. File 2007 tax return Enter on your new Form W-4, the amount from Worksheet 1-7, line 6. File 2007 tax return Give your newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. File 2007 tax return   If you have this additional amount withheld from your pay each payday, you should avoid owing a large amount at the end of the year. File 2007 tax return Example. File 2007 tax return Early in 2014, Steve Miller used Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7 to project his 2014 tax liability ($4,316) and his withholding for the year ($3,516). File 2007 tax return Steve's tax will be underwithheld by $800 ($4,316 − $3,516). File 2007 tax return His choices are to pay this amount when he files his 2014 tax return, make estimated tax payments, or increase his withholding now. File 2007 tax return Steve gets a new Form W-4 from his employer, who tells him that there are 50 paydays remaining in 2014. File 2007 tax return Steve completes the new Form W-4 as before, entering the same number of withholding allowances as before, but, in addition, entering $16 ($800 ÷ 50) on the form as the additional amount to be withheld from his pay each payday. File 2007 tax return He gives the completed form to his employer. File 2007 tax return What if I have more than one job or my spouse also has a job?   You are more likely to need to increase your withholding if you have more than one job or if you are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. File 2007 tax return If this is the case, you can increase your withholding for one or more of the jobs. File 2007 tax return   You can apply the amount on Worksheet 1-7, line 5, to only one job or divide it between the jobs any way you wish. File 2007 tax return For each job, determine the extra amount that you want to apply to that job and divide that amount by the number of paydays remaining in 2014 for that job. File 2007 tax return This will give you the additional amount to enter on the Form W-4 you will file for that job. File 2007 tax return You need to give your employer a new Form W-4 for each job for which you are changing your withholding. File 2007 tax return Example. File 2007 tax return Meg Green works in a store and earns $46,000 a year. File 2007 tax return Her husband, John, works full-time in manufacturing and earns $68,000 a year. File 2007 tax return In 2014, they will also have $184 in taxable interest and $1,000 of other taxable income. File 2007 tax return They expect to file a joint income tax return. File 2007 tax return Meg and John complete Worksheets 1-5, 1-6, and 1-7. File 2007 tax return Line 5 of Worksheet 1-7 shows that they will owe an additional $4,459 after subtracting their withholding for the year. File 2007 tax return They can divide the $4,459 any way they want. File 2007 tax return They can enter an additional amount on either of their Forms W-4, or divide it between them. File 2007 tax return They decide to have the additional amount withheld from John's wages, so they enter $91 ($4,459 ÷ 49 remaining paydays) on his Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Both claim the same number of allowances as before. File 2007 tax return How Do You Decrease Your Withholding? If your completed Worksheets 1-5 and 1-7 show that you may have more tax withheld than your projected tax liability for 2014, you may be able to decrease your withholding. File 2007 tax return There are two ways to do this. File 2007 tax return You can: Decrease any additional amount you are having withheld, or Increase the number of allowances you claim on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return You can claim only the number of allowances to which you are entitled. File 2007 tax return To see if you can decrease your withholding by increasing your allowances, see the Form W-4 instructions and the rest of this publication. File 2007 tax return Increasing the number of allowances. File 2007 tax return   Figure and increase the number of withholding allowances you can claim as follows. File 2007 tax return On a new Form W-4, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2007 tax return If you plan to itemize deductions, claim adjustments to income, or claim tax credits, complete a new Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return If you plan to claim tax credits, see Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances, later. File 2007 tax return If you meet the criteria on line H of the Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet, complete a new Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet. File 2007 tax return If the number of allowances you can claim on Form W-4, is different from the number you already are claiming, give the newly completed Form W-4 to your employer. File 2007 tax return Converting Credits to Withholding Allowances Table 1-2 , later, shows many of the tax credits you may be able to use to decrease your withholding. File 2007 tax return The Form W-4 Personal Allowances Worksheet provides only rough adjustments for the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit. File 2007 tax return Complete Worksheet 1-8 to figure these credits more accurately and also take other credits into account. File 2007 tax return Include the amount from line 12 of Worksheet 1-8 in the total on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return Then complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and the rest of Form W-4. File 2007 tax return If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2007 tax return If you take the child tax credit into account on Worksheet 1-8, enter -0- on line G of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2007 tax return Example. File 2007 tax return Brett and Alyssa Davis are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. File 2007 tax return Their expected taxable income from all sources is $68,000. File 2007 tax return They expect to have $15,900 of itemized deductions. File 2007 tax return Their projected tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and an adoption credit of $1,500. File 2007 tax return The Davis' complete Worksheet 1-8, as follows, to see whether they can convert their tax credits into additional withholding allowances. File 2007 tax return Line 1, expected child and dependent care credit—$960. File 2007 tax return Line 9, expected adoption credit—$1,500. File 2007 tax return Line 10, total estimated tax credits—$2,460. File 2007 tax return Line 11. File 2007 tax return Their combined total income from all sources, $68,000, falls between $42,001 and $98,000 on the table for married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). File 2007 tax return The number to the right of this range is 6. File 2007 tax return 7. File 2007 tax return Line 12, multiply line 10 by line 11—$16,482. File 2007 tax return Then the Davis' complete the Form W-4 worksheets. File 2007 tax return Because they choose to account for their child and dependent care credit on the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, they enter -0- on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet and figure a new total for line H. File 2007 tax return They take the result on line 12 of Worksheet 1-8, add it to their other adjustments on line 5 of the Form W-4 Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, and complete the Form W-4 worksheets. File 2007 tax return When Will Your New Form W-4 Go Into Effect? If the change is for the current year, your employer must put your new Form W-4 into effect no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day after the day on which you give your employer your revised Form W-4. File 2007 tax return If the change is for next year, your new Form W-4 will not take effect until next year. File 2007 tax return Retirees Returning to the Workforce When you first began receiving your pension, you told the payer how much tax to withhold, if any, by completing Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments (or similar form). File 2007 tax return However, if your retirement pay is from the military or certain deferred compensation plans, you completed Form W-4 instead of Form W-4P. File 2007 tax return You completed either form based on your projected income at that time. File 2007 tax return Now that you are returning to the workforce, your new Form W-4 (given to your employer) and your Form W-4 or W-4P (on file with your pension plan) must work together to determine the correct amount of withholding for your new amount of income. File 2007 tax return The worksheets that come with Forms W-4 and W-4P are basically the same, so you can use either set of worksheets to figure out how many withholding allowances you are entitled to claim. File 2007 tax return Start off with the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2007 tax return Then, if you will be itemizing your deductions, claiming adjustments to income, or claiming tax credits when you file your tax return, complete the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return The third worksheet is the most important for this situation. File 2007 tax return Form W-4 calls it the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, Form W-4P calls it the Multiple Pensions/More-Than-One-Income Worksheet—both are the same. File 2007 tax return If you have more than one source of income, in order to have enough withholding to cover the tax on your higher income, you may need to claim fewer withholding allowances or request your employer to withhold an additional amount from each paycheck. File 2007 tax return Once you have figured out how many allowances you are entitled to claim, look at the income from both your pension and your new job, and how often you receive payments. File 2007 tax return It is your decision how to divide up your withholding allowances between these sources of income. File 2007 tax return For example, you may want to “take home” most of your weekly paycheck to use as spending money and use your monthly pension to “pay the bills. File 2007 tax return ” In that case, change your Form W-4P to zero allowances and claim all that you are entitled to on your Form W-4. File 2007 tax return There are a couple of ways you can get a better idea of how much tax will be withheld when claiming a certain number of allowances. File 2007 tax return Use the withholding tables in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. File 2007 tax return Contact your pension provider and your employer's payroll department. File 2007 tax return And remember, this is not a final decision. File 2007 tax return If you do not get the correct amount of withholding with the first Forms W-4 and W-4P you submit, you should refigure your allowances (or divide them differently) using the information and worksheets in this publication, or the resources mentioned above. File 2007 tax return You should go through this same process each time your life situation changes, whether it be for personal or financial reasons. File 2007 tax return You may need more tax withheld, or you may need less. File 2007 tax return Table 1-2. File 2007 tax return Tax Credits for 2014 For more information about the . File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return See . File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return Adoption credit Form 8839 instructions Child and dependent care expenses, credit for Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses Child tax credit (including the additional child tax credit) Instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A Earned income credit Publication 596, Earned Income Credit Education credits Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education Elderly or the disabled, credit for the Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Foreign tax credit (except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country) Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals General business credit Form 3800, General Business Credit Mortgage interest credit Publication 530, Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners Qualified electric vehicle passive activity credit Form 8834 Prior year minimum tax, credit for (if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year) Form 8801 instructions Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit) Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Tax credit bonds, credit to holders of Form 8912 instructions Completing Form W-4 and Worksheets When reading the following discussion, you may find it helpful to refer to Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Marital Status There is a lower withholding rate for people who qualify to check the “Married” box on line 3 of Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Everyone else must have tax withheld at the higher single rate. File 2007 tax return Single. File 2007 tax return   You must check the “Single” box if any of the following applies. File 2007 tax return You are single. File 2007 tax return If you are divorced, or separated from your spouse under a court decree of separate maintenance, you are considered single. File 2007 tax return You are married, but neither you nor your spouse is a citizen or resident of the United States. File 2007 tax return You are married, either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien, and you have not chosen to have that person treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. File 2007 tax return For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. File 2007 tax return Married. File 2007 tax return   You qualify to check the “Married” box if any of the following applies. File 2007 tax return You are married and neither you nor your spouse is a nonresident alien. File 2007 tax return You are considered married for the whole year even if your spouse died during the year. File 2007 tax return You are married and either you or your spouse is a nonresident alien who has chosen to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. File 2007 tax return For more information, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1 of Publication 519. File 2007 tax return You expect to be able to file your return as a qualifying widow or widower. File 2007 tax return You usually can use this filing status if your spouse died within the previous 2 years and you provide more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the entire year that was the main home for you and your child whom you can claim as a dependent. File 2007 tax return However, you must file a new Form W-4 showing your filing status as single by December 1 of the last year you are eligible to file as a qualifying widow or widower. File 2007 tax return For more information on this filing status, see Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child under Filing Status in Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. File 2007 tax return Married, but withhold at higher single rate. File 2007 tax return   Some married people find that they do not have enough tax withheld at the married rate. File 2007 tax return This can happen, for example, when both spouses work. File 2007 tax return To avoid this, you can check the “Married, but withhold at higher Single rate” box (even if you qualify for the married rate). File 2007 tax return Also, you may find that more tax is withheld if you fill out the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, explained later. File 2007 tax return Withholding Allowances The more allowances you claim on Form W-4, the less income tax your employer will withhold. File 2007 tax return You will have the most tax withheld if you claim “0” allowances. File 2007 tax return The number of allowances you can claim depends on the following factors. File 2007 tax return How many exemptions you can take on your tax return. File 2007 tax return Whether you have income from more than one job. File 2007 tax return What deductions, adjustments to income, and credits you expect to have for the year. File 2007 tax return Whether you will file as head of household. File 2007 tax return If you are married (filing jointly), it also depends on whether your spouse also works and claims any allowances on his or her own Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Or, if married filing separately, whether or not your spouse also works. File 2007 tax return Form W-4 worksheets. File 2007 tax return    Form W-4 has worksheets to help you figure how many withholding allowances you can claim. File 2007 tax return The worksheets are for your own records. File 2007 tax return Do not give them to your employer. File 2007 tax return   Complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets, no matter how many jobs you have. File 2007 tax return If you are married and will file a joint return, complete only one set of worksheets for you and your spouse, even if you both earn wages and each must give Form W-4 to your employers. File 2007 tax return Complete separate sets of worksheets only if you and your spouse will file separate returns. File 2007 tax return   If you are not exempt from withholding (see Exemption From Withholding , later), complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the form. File 2007 tax return Also, use the worksheets on page 2 of the form to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions and adjustments to income, and for two-earner or multiple-job situations. File 2007 tax return If you want to adjust the number of your withholding allowances for certain tax credits, use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4, even if you do not have any deductions or adjustments. File 2007 tax return   Complete all worksheets that apply to your situation. File 2007 tax return The worksheets will help you figure the maximum number of withholding allowances you are entitled to claim so that the amount of income tax withheld from your wages will match, as closely as possible, the amount of income tax you will owe at the end of the year. File 2007 tax return Multiple jobs. File 2007 tax return   If you have income from more than one job at the same time, complete only one set of Form W-4 worksheets. File 2007 tax return Then split your allowances between the Forms W-4 for each job. File 2007 tax return You cannot claim the same allowances with more than one employer at the same time. File 2007 tax return You can claim all your allowances with one employer and none with the other(s), or divide them any other way. File 2007 tax return Married individuals. File 2007 tax return   If both you and your spouse are employed and expect to file a joint return, figure your withholding allowances using your combined income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. File 2007 tax return Use only one set of worksheets. File 2007 tax return You can divide your total allowances any way, but you cannot claim an allowance that your spouse also claims. File 2007 tax return   If you and your spouse expect to file separate returns, figure your allowances using separate worksheets based on your own individual income, adjustments, deductions, exemptions, and credits. File 2007 tax return Alternative method of figuring withholding allowances. File 2007 tax return   You do not have to use the Form W-4 worksheets if you use a more accurate method of figuring the number of withholding allowances. File 2007 tax return   The method you use must be based on withholding schedules, the tax rate schedules, and the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet in chapter 2. File 2007 tax return It must take into account only the items of income, adjustments to income, deductions, and tax credits that are taken into account on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return   You can use the number of withholding allowances determined under an alternative method rather than the number determined using the Form W-4 worksheets. File 2007 tax return You still must give your employer a Form W-4 claiming your withholding allowances. File 2007 tax return Employees who are not citizens or residents. File 2007 tax return   If you are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, you usually can claim only one withholding allowance. File 2007 tax return However, this rule does not apply if you are a resident of Canada or Mexico, or if you are a U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return national. File 2007 tax return It also does not apply if your spouse is a U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return citizen or resident and you have chosen to be treated as a resident of the United States for tax purposes. File 2007 tax return Special rules apply to residents of South Korea and India. File 2007 tax return For more information, see Withholding From Compensation in chapter 8 of Publication 519. File 2007 tax return Personal Allowances Worksheet Use the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of Form W-4 to figure your withholding allowances based on all of the following that apply. File 2007 tax return Exemptions. File 2007 tax return Only one job. File 2007 tax return Head of household filing status. File 2007 tax return Child and dependent care credit. File 2007 tax return Child tax credit. File 2007 tax return Exemptions (worksheet lines A, C, and D). File 2007 tax return   You can claim one withholding allowance for each exemption you expect to claim on your tax return. File 2007 tax return Self. File 2007 tax return   You can claim an allowance for your exemption on line A unless another person can claim an exemption for you on his or her tax return. File 2007 tax return If another person is entitled to claim an exemption for you, you cannot claim an allowance for your exemption even if the other person will not claim your exemption. File 2007 tax return Spouse. File 2007 tax return   You can claim an allowance for your spouse's exemption on line C unless your spouse is claiming his or her own exemption or another person can claim an exemption for your spouse. File 2007 tax return Do not claim this allowance if you and your spouse expect to file separate returns. File 2007 tax return Dependents. File 2007 tax return   You can claim one allowance on line D for each exemption you will claim for a dependent on your tax return. File 2007 tax return Only one job (worksheet line B). File 2007 tax return    You can claim an additional withholding allowance if any of the following apply for 2014. File 2007 tax return You are single and you have only one job at a time. File 2007 tax return You are married, you have only one job at a time, and your spouse does not work. File 2007 tax return Your wages from a second job or your spouse's wages (or the total of both) are $1,500 or less. File 2007 tax return If you qualify for this allowance, enter “1” on line B of the worksheet. File 2007 tax return Head of household filing status (worksheet line E). File 2007 tax return   Generally, you can file as head of household if you are unmarried and pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home that: Was the main home for all of 2014 of your parent whom you can claim as a dependent, or You lived in for more than half the year with your qualifying child or any other person you can claim as a dependent. File 2007 tax return For more information, see Publication 501. File 2007 tax return   If you expect to file as head of household on your 2014 tax return, enter “1” on line E of the worksheet. File 2007 tax return Reduction of personal allowances. File 2007 tax return   For 2014, your deduction for personal exemptions on your tax return is reduced if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the AGI shown next for your filing status. File 2007 tax return Personal Allowance Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1-1 to figure your reduced number of personal allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2007 tax return Worksheet 1-1. File 2007 tax return Personal Allowances Worksheet (Form W-4) Reduction of Personal Allowances if AGI Above Phaseout Threshold 1. File 2007 tax return Enter the total amount of allowances on lines A, C, and D of the Personal Allowance Worksheet without regard to the phaseout rule 1. File 2007 tax return   2. File 2007 tax return Enter your expected AGI 2. File 2007 tax return       3. File 2007 tax return Enter $254,200 if single $305,050 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $152,525 if married filing separately $279,650 if head of household 3. File 2007 tax return       4. File 2007 tax return Subtract line 3 from line 2 4. File 2007 tax return       5. File 2007 tax return Divide line 4 by $125,000 ($62,500 if married filing separately). File 2007 tax return Enter the result as a decimal 5. File 2007 tax return   6. File 2007 tax return Multiply line 1 by line 5. File 2007 tax return If the result is not a whole number, increase it to the next higher whole number 6. File 2007 tax return   7. File 2007 tax return Subtract line 6 from line 1. File 2007 tax return The total of the numbers you enter on A, C, and D of the Personal Allowances Worksheet can not be more than this amount 7. File 2007 tax return     Child and dependent care credit (worksheet line F). File 2007 tax return   Enter “1” on line F if you expect to claim a credit for at least $2,000 of qualifying child or dependent care expenses on your 2014 return. File 2007 tax return Generally, qualifying expenses are those you pay for the care of your dependent who is your qualifying child under age 13 or for your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself so that you can work or look for work. File 2007 tax return For more information, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. File 2007 tax return   Instead of using line F, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. File 2007 tax return Child tax credit (worksheet line G). File 2007 tax return   If your total income will be less than $65,000 ($95,000 if married), enter “2” on line G for each eligible child. File 2007 tax return Subtract “1” from that amount if you have three to six eligible children. File 2007 tax return Subtract “2” from that amount if you have seven or more eligible children. File 2007 tax return   If your total income will be between $65,000 and $84,000 ($95,000 and $119,000 if married), enter “1” on line G for each eligible child. File 2007 tax return   An eligible child is any child: Who is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Who will be under age 17 at the end of 2014, Who is younger than you (or your spouse if filing jointly) or permanently and totally disabled, Who will not provide over half of his or her own support for 2014, Who will not file a joint return, unless the return is filed only as a claim for refund, Who will live with you for more than half of 2014, Who is a U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return citizen, U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return national, or U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return resident alien, and Who will be claimed as a dependent on your return. File 2007 tax return If you are a U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return citizen or U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household, that child meets the citizenship test. File 2007 tax return   Also, if any other person can claim the child as an eligible child, see Qualifying child of more than one person in the 2013 instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, line 6c. File 2007 tax return   For more information about the child tax credit, see the instructions for Form 1040 or Form 1040A. File 2007 tax return   Instead of using line G, you can choose to take the credit into account on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, as explained under Tax credits , later. File 2007 tax return Total personal allowances (worksheet line H). File 2007 tax return    Add lines A through G and enter the total on line H. File 2007 tax return If you do not use either of the worksheets on the back of Form W-4, enter the number from line H on line 5 of Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet Use the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you plan to itemize your deductions, claim certain credits, or claim adjustments to the income on your 2014 tax return and you want to reduce your withholding. File 2007 tax return Also, complete this worksheet when you have changes to those items to see if you need to change your withholding. File 2007 tax return Use the amount of each item you reasonably can expect to show on your return. File 2007 tax return However, do not use more than: The amount shown for that item on your 2013 return (or your 2012 return if you have not yet filed your 2013 return), plus Any additional amount related to a transaction or occurrence (such as payments already made, the signing of an agreement, or the sale of property) that you can prove has happened or will happen during 2013 or 2014. File 2007 tax return Do not include any amount shown on your last tax return that has been disallowed by the IRS. File 2007 tax return Example. File 2007 tax return On June 30, 2013, you bought your first home. File 2007 tax return On your 2013 tax return, you claimed itemized deductions of $6,600, the total mortgage interest and real estate tax you paid during the 6 months you owned your home. File 2007 tax return Based on your mortgage payment schedule and your real estate tax assessment, you reasonably can expect to claim deductions of $13,200 for those items on your 2014 return. File 2007 tax return You can use $13,200 to figure the number of your withholding allowances for itemized deductions. File 2007 tax return Not itemizing deductions. File 2007 tax return   If you expect to claim the standard deduction on your tax return, skip lines 1 and 2, and enter “0” on line 3 of the worksheet. File 2007 tax return Itemized deductions (worksheet line 1). File 2007 tax return   Enter your estimated total itemized deductions on line 1 of the worksheet. File 2007 tax return   Listed below are some of the deductions you can take into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. File 2007 tax return You normally claim these deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040. File 2007 tax return Medical and dental expenses that are more than 10% (7. File 2007 tax return 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1950) of your 2014 AGI (defined under AGI , later). File 2007 tax return State and local income or property taxes. File 2007 tax return Deductible home mortgage interest. File 2007 tax return Investment interest up to net investment income. File 2007 tax return Charitable contributions. File 2007 tax return Casualty and theft losses that are more than $100 and 10% of your AGI. File 2007 tax return Fully deductible miscellaneous itemized deductions, including: Impairment-related work expenses of persons with disabilities, Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent, Repayment of more than $3,000 of income held under a claim of right that you included in income in an earlier year because at the time you thought you had an unrestricted right to it, Unrecovered investments in an annuity contract under which payments have ceased because of the annuitant's death, Gambling losses up to the amount of gambling winnings reported on your return, and Casualty and theft losses from  income-producing property. File 2007 tax return Other miscellaneous itemized deductions that are more than 2% of your AGI, including: Unreimbursed employee business expenses, such as education expenses, work clothes and uniforms, union dues and fees, and the cost of work-related small tools and supplies, Safe deposit box rental, Tax counsel and assistance, and Certain fees paid to an IRA trustee or custodian. File 2007 tax return AGI. File 2007 tax return   For the purpose of estimating your itemized deductions, your AGI is your estimated total income for 2014 minus any estimated adjustments to income (discussed later) that you include on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return Phaseout of itemized deductions. File 2007 tax return   For 2014, your total itemized deductions may be phased out (reduced) if your AGI is more than the following thresholds. File 2007 tax return    Itemized Deduction Phaseout Threshold Single $254,200 Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) $305,050 Married filing separately $152,525 Head of household $279,650   If you expect your AGI to be more than the amount listed, use Worksheet 1–2 to figure your reduction in itemized deductions. File 2007 tax return Worksheet 1-2. File 2007 tax return Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 1 Phaseout of Itemized Deductions 1. File 2007 tax return Enter the estimated total of your itemized deductions 1. File 2007 tax return   2. File 2007 tax return Enter the amount included in line 1 for medical and dental expenses, investment interest, casualty or theft losses, and gambling losses 2. File 2007 tax return   3. File 2007 tax return Is the amount on line 2 less than the amount on line 1? ❑ No. File 2007 tax return Stop here. File 2007 tax return Your deduction is not limited. File 2007 tax return Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return  ❑ Yes. File 2007 tax return Subtract line 2 from line 1. File 2007 tax return 3. File 2007 tax return       4. File 2007 tax return Multiply line 3 by 80% (. File 2007 tax return 80) 4. File 2007 tax return       5. File 2007 tax return Enter your expected AGI 5. File 2007 tax return       6. File 2007 tax return Enter $305,050 If married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), $279,650 if head of household, $254,200 if single, or $152,525 if married filing separately 6. File 2007 tax return   7. File 2007 tax return Is the amount on line 6 less than the amount on line 5? ❑ No. File 2007 tax return Stop here. File 2007 tax return Your deduction is not limited. File 2007 tax return Enter the amount from line 1 above on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return  ❑ Yes. File 2007 tax return Subtract line 6 from line 5. File 2007 tax return 7. File 2007 tax return       8. File 2007 tax return Multiply line 7 by 3% (. File 2007 tax return 03) 8. File 2007 tax return       9. File 2007 tax return Enter the smaller of line 4 or line 8 9. File 2007 tax return     10. File 2007 tax return Subtract line 9 from line 1. File 2007 tax return Enter the result here and on line 1 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet 10. File 2007 tax return     Adjustments to income (worksheet line 4). File 2007 tax return   Enter your estimated total adjustments to income on line 4 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return   You can take the following adjustments to income into account when figuring additional withholding allowances for 2014. File 2007 tax return These adjustments appear on page 1 of your Form 1040 or 1040A. File 2007 tax return Net losses from Schedules C, D, E, and F of Form 1040 and from Part II of Form 4797, line 18b. File 2007 tax return Net operating loss carryovers. File 2007 tax return Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-based government officials. File 2007 tax return Health savings account or medical savings account deduction. File 2007 tax return Certain moving expenses. File 2007 tax return Deduction for self-employment tax. File 2007 tax return Deduction for contributions to self-employed SEP, and qualified SIMPLE plans. File 2007 tax return Self-employed health insurance deduction. File 2007 tax return Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. File 2007 tax return Alimony paid. File 2007 tax return IRA deduction. File 2007 tax return Student loan interest deduction. File 2007 tax return Jury duty pay given to your employer. File 2007 tax return Reforestation amortization and expenses. File 2007 tax return Deductible expenses related to income reported on line 21 from the rental of personal property engaged in for profit. File 2007 tax return Repayment of certain supplemental unemployment benefits. File 2007 tax return Contributions to IRC 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans. File 2007 tax return Contributions by certain chaplains to IRC 403(b) plans. File 2007 tax return Attorney fees and court costs for certain unlawful discrimination claims. File 2007 tax return Attorney fees and court costs for certain whistleblower awards. File 2007 tax return Estimated amount of decrease in tax attributable to income averaging using Schedule J (Form 1040). File 2007 tax return Tax credits (worksheet line 5). File 2007 tax return   Although you can take most tax credits into account when figuring withholding allowances, the Personal Allowances Worksheet uses only the child and dependent care credit (line F) and the child tax credit (line G). File 2007 tax return But you can take these credits and others into account by adding an extra amount on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet. File 2007 tax return   If you take the child and dependent care credit into account on line 5, do not use line F. File 2007 tax return If you take the child tax credit into account on line 5, do not use line G. File 2007 tax return   In addition to the child and dependent care credit and the child tax credit, you can generally take into account the following credits. File 2007 tax return See the individual tax form instructions for more details. File 2007 tax return Foreign tax credit, except any credit that applies to wages not subject to U. File 2007 tax return S. File 2007 tax return income tax withholding because they are subject to income tax withholding by a foreign country. File 2007 tax return See Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. File 2007 tax return Credit for the elderly or the disabled. File 2007 tax return See Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. File 2007 tax return Education credits. File 2007 tax return See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. File 2007 tax return Retirement savings contributions credit (saver's credit). File 2007 tax return See Publication 590. File 2007 tax return Mortgage interest credit. File 2007 tax return See Publication 530, Tax Information for Homeowners. File 2007 tax return Adoption credit. File 2007 tax return See the Instructions for Form 8839. File 2007 tax return Credit for nonrefundable portion of prior year minimum tax if you paid alternative minimum tax in an earlier year. File 2007 tax return See the Instructions for Form 8801. File 2007 tax return General business credit. File 2007 tax return See the Instructions for Form 3800. File 2007 tax return Earned income credit. File 2007 tax return See Publication 596. File 2007 tax return Figuring line 5 entry. File 2007 tax return   To figure the amount to add on line 5 for tax credits, multiply your estimated total credits by the appropriate number from Table 1-3 . File 2007 tax return Example. File 2007 tax return You are married and expect to file a joint return for 2014. File 2007 tax return Your combined estimated wages are $68,000. File 2007 tax return Your estimated tax credits include a child and dependent care credit of $960 and a mortgage interest credit of $1,700 (total credits = $2,660). File 2007 tax return In Table 1-3, the number corresponding to your combined estimated wages ($42,001 – $98,000) is 6. File 2007 tax return 7. File 2007 tax return Multiply your total estimated tax credits of $2,660 by 6. File 2007 tax return 7. File 2007 tax return Add the result, $17,822, to the amount you otherwise would show on line 5 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet and enter the total on line 5. File 2007 tax return Because you choose to account for your child and dependent care credit this way, do not make an entry on line F of the Personal Allowances Worksheet. File 2007 tax return Nonwage income (worksheet line 6). File 2007 tax return   Enter on line 6 your estimated total nonwage income (other than tax-exempt income). File 2007 tax return Nonwage income includes interest, dividends, net rental income, unemployment compensation, alimony, gambling winnings, prizes and awards, hobby income, capital gains, royalties, and partnership income. File 2007 tax return   If line 6 is more than line 5, you may not have enough income tax withheld from your wages. File 2007 tax return See Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld , later. File 2007 tax return Net deductions and adjustments (worksheet line 8). File 2007 tax return    If line 7 is less than $3,950, enter “0” on line 8. File 2007 tax return If line 7 is $3,950 or more, divide it by $3,950, drop any fraction, and enter the result on line 8. File 2007 tax return Example. File 2007 tax return If line 7 is $5,200, $5,200 ÷ $3,950 = 1. File 2007 tax return 32. File 2007 tax return Drop the fraction (. File 2007 tax return 32) and enter “1” on line 8. File 2007 tax return Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet Complete the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 2 of Form W-4 if you have more than one job or are married and you and your spouse both work and the combined earnings from all jobs are more than $50,000 ($20,000 if married). File 2007 tax return Reducing your allowances (worksheet lines 1-3). File 2007 tax return   On line 1 of the worksheet, enter the number from line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet (or line 10 of the Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet, if used). File 2007 tax return Using Table 1 in the Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet, find the number listed beside the amount of your estimated wages for the year from your lowest paying job (or if lower and you are filing jointly, your spouse's job). File 2007 tax return Enter that number on line 2. File 2007 tax return However, if you are married filing jointly and estimated wages from the highest paying job are $65,000 or less, do not enter more than “3. File 2007 tax return ”    Table 1-3. File 2007 tax return Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet (Form W-4)—Line 5 a. File 2007 tax return  Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 42,000 10. File 2007 tax return 0 $42,001 – 98,000 6. File 2007 tax return 7 $98,001 – 180,000 4. File 2007 tax return 0 $180,001 – 270,000 3. File 2007 tax return 6 $270,001 – 440,000 3. File 2007 tax return 0 $440,001 – 490,000. File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return . File 2007 tax return 2. File 2007 tax return 9 $490,001 and over 2. File 2007 tax return 5 b. File 2007 tax return  Single If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 19,000 10. File 2007 tax return 0 $19,001 – 47,000 6. File 2007 tax return 7 $47,001 – 104,000 4. File 2007 tax return 0 $104,001 – 205,000 3. File 2007 tax return 6 $205,001 – 430,000 3. File 2007 tax return 0 $430,001 and over 2. File 2007 tax return 5 c. File 2007 tax return  Head of Household If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 30,000 10. File 2007 tax return 0 $30,001 – 66,000 6. File 2007 tax return 7 $66,001 – 150,000 4. File 2007 tax return 0 $150,001 – 235,000 3. File 2007 tax return 6 $235,001 – 430,000 3. File 2007 tax return 0 $430,001 – 460,000 2. File 2007 tax return 9 $460,001 and over 2. File 2007 tax return 5 d. File 2007 tax return  Married Filing Separately   If combined income from all sources is:   Multiply credits by: $0 – 21,000 10. File 2007 tax return 0 $21,001 – 49,000 6. File 2007 tax return 7 $49,001 – 90,000 4. File 2007 tax return 0 $90,001 – 135,000 3. File 2007 tax return 6 $135,001 – 220,000 3. File 2007 tax return 0 $220,001 – 245,000 2. File 2007 tax return 9 $245,001 and over 2. File 2007 tax return 5   Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result (but not less than zero) on line 3 and on Form W-4, line 5. File 2007 tax return If line 1 is more than or equal to line 2, do not use the rest of the worksheet. File 2007 tax return   If line 1 is less than line 2, enter “0” on Form W-4, line 5. File 2007 tax return Then complete lines 4 through 9 of the worksheet to figure the additional withholding needed to avoid underwithholding. File 2007 tax return Other amounts owed. File 2007 tax return   If you expect to owe amounts other than income tax, such as self-employment tax, include them on line 8. File 2007 tax return The total is the additional withholding needed for the year. File 2007 tax return Getting the Right Amount of Tax Withheld In most situations, the tax withheld from your pay will be close to the tax you figure on your return if you follow these two rules. File 2007 tax return You accurately complete all the Form W-4 worksheets that apply to you. File 2007 tax return You give your employer a new Form W-4 when changes occur. File 2007 tax return But because the worksheets and withholding methods do not account for all possible situations, you may not be getting the right amount withheld. File 2007 tax return This is most likely to happen in the following situations. File 2007 tax return You are married and both you and your spouse work. File 2007 tax return You have more than one job at a time. File 2007 tax return You have nonwage income, such as interest, dividends, alimony, unemployment compensation, or self-employment income. File 2007 tax return You will owe additional amounts with your return, such as self-employment tax. File 2007 tax return Your withholding is based on obsolete Form W-4 information for a substantial part of the year. File 2007 tax return Your earnings are more than $130,000 if you are single or $180,000 if you are married. File 2007 tax return You work only part of the year. File 2007 tax return You change the number of your withholding allowances during the year. File 2007 tax return You are subject to Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax. File 2007 tax return If you anticipate liability for Additional Medicare Tax or Net Investment Income Tax, you may request that your employer withhold an additional amount of income tax withholding on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Part-Year Method If you work only part of the year and your employer agrees to use the part-year withholding method, less tax will be withheld from each wage payment than would be withheld if you worked all year. File 2007 tax return To be eligible for the part-year method, you must meet both of the following requirements. File 2007 tax return You must use the calendar year (the 12 months from January 1 through December 31) as your tax year. File 2007 tax return You cannot use a fiscal year. File 2007 tax return You must not expect to be employed for more than 245 days during the year. File 2007 tax return To figure this limit, count all calendar days that you are employed (including weekends, vacations, and sick days) beginning with the first day you are on the job for pay and ending with your last day of work. File 2007 tax return If you are temporarily laid off for 30 days or less, count those days too. File 2007 tax return If you are laid off for more than 30 days, do not count those days. File 2007 tax return You will not meet this requirement if you begin working before May 1 and expect to work for the rest of the year. File 2007 tax return How to apply for the part-year method. File 2007 tax return   You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. File 2007 tax return The request must state all three of the following. File 2007 tax return The date of your last day of work for any prior employer during the current calendar year. File 2007 tax return That you do not expect to be employed more than 245 days during the current calendar year. File 2007 tax return That you use the calendar year as your tax year. File 2007 tax return Cumulative Wage Method If you change the number of your withholding allowances during the year, too much or too little tax may have been withheld for the period before you made the change. File 2007 tax return You may be able to compensate for this if your employer agrees to use the cumulative wage withholding method for the rest of the year. File 2007 tax return You must ask your employer in writing to use this method. File 2007 tax return To be eligible, you must have been paid for the same kind of payroll period (weekly, biweekly, etc. File 2007 tax return ) since the beginning of the year. File 2007 tax return Aids for Figuring Your Withholding IRS Withholding Calculator. File 2007 tax return   If you had too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay, the IRS provides a withholding calculator on its website. File 2007 tax return Go to www. File 2007 tax return irs. File 2007 tax return gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator. File 2007 tax return It can help you determine the correct amount to be withheld any time during the year. File 2007 tax return Rules Your Employer Must Follow It may be helpful for you to know some of the withholding rules your employer must follow. File 2007 tax return These rules can affect how to fill out your Form W-4 and how to handle problems that may arise. File 2007 tax return New Form W-4. File 2007 tax return   When you start a new job, your employer should give you a Form W-4 to fill out. File 2007 tax return Beginning with your first payday, your employer will use the information you give on the form to figure your withholding. File 2007 tax return   If you later fill out a new Form W-4, your employer can put it into effect as soon as possible. File 2007 tax return The deadline for putting it into effect is the start of the first payroll period ending 30 or more days after you turn it in. File 2007 tax return No Form W-4. File 2007 tax return   If you do not give your employer a completed Form W-4, your employer must withhold at the highest rate, as if you were single and claimed no withholding allowances. File 2007 tax return Repaying withheld tax. File 2007 tax return   If you find you are having too much tax withheld because you did not claim all the withholding allowances you are entitled to, you should give your employer a new Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Your employer cannot repay any of the tax previously withheld. File 2007 tax return Instead, claim the full amount withheld when you file your tax return. File 2007 tax return   However, if your employer has withheld more than the correct amount of tax for the Form W-4 you have in effect, you do not have to fill out a new Form W-4 to have your withholding lowered to the correct amount. File 2007 tax return Your employer can repay the amount that was withheld incorrectly. File 2007 tax return If you are not repaid, your Form W-2 will reflect the full amount actually withheld, which you would claim when you file your tax return. File 2007 tax return IRS review of your withholding. File 2007 tax return   Whether you are entitled to claim a certain number of allowances or a complete exemption from withholding is subject to review by the IRS. File 2007 tax return Your employer may be required to send a copy of the Form W-4 to the IRS. File 2007 tax return There is a penalty for supplying false information on Form W-4. File 2007 tax return See Penalties , later. File 2007 tax return   If the IRS determines that you cannot claim more than a specified number of withholding allowances or claim a complete exemption from withholding, the IRS will issue a notice of the maximum number of withholding allowances permitted (commonly referred to as a “lock-in letter”) to both you and your employer. File 2007 tax return   The IRS will provide a period of time during which you can dispute the determination before your employer adjusts your withholding. File 2007 tax return If you believe that you are entitled to claim complete exemption from withholding or claim more withholding allowances than the maximum number specified by the IRS in the lock-in letter, you must submit a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support your claims to the IRS. File 2007 tax return Contact information (a toll-free number and an IRS office address) will be provided in the lock-in letter. File 2007 tax return At the end of this period, if you have not responded or if your response is not adequate, your employer will be required to withhold based on the original lock-in letter. File 2007 tax return   After the lock-in letter takes effect, your employer must withhold tax on the basis of the withholding rate (marital status) and maximum number of withholding allowances specified in that letter. File 2007 tax return   If you later believe that you are entitled to claim exemption from withholding or more allowances than the IRS determined, you can complete a new Form W-4 and a written statement to support the claims made on the Form W-4 and send them directly to the IRS address shown on the lock-in letter. File 2007 tax return Your employer must continue to figure your withholding on the basis of the number of allowances previously determined by the IRS until the IRS advises your employer otherwise. File 2007 tax return   At any time, either before or after the lock-in letter becomes effective, you may give your employer a new Form W-4 that does not claim complete exemption from withholding and results in more income tax withheld than specified in the lock-in letter. File 2007 tax return Your employer must then withhold tax based on this new Form W-4. File 2007 tax return   Additional information is available at IRS. File 2007 tax return gov. File 2007 tax return Enter “withholding compliance questions” in the search box. File 2007 tax return Exemption From Withholding If you claim exemption from withholding, your employer will not withhold federal income tax from your wages. File 2007 tax return The exemption applies only to income tax, not to social security or Medicare tax. File 2007 tax return You can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if both of the following situations apply. File 2007 tax return For 2013 you had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you had no tax liability. File 2007 tax return For 2014 you expect a refund of all federal income tax withheld because you expect to have no tax liability. File 2007 tax return Use Figure 1-A to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. File 2007 tax return Do not use Figure 1-A if you: Are 65 or older, Are blind, Will itemize deductions on your 2014 return, Will claim an exemption for a dependent on your 2014 return, or Will claim any tax credits on your 2014 return. File 2007 tax return These situations are discussed later. File 2007 tax return Students. File 2007 tax return   If you are a student, you are not automatically exempt. File 2007 tax return If you work only part time or during the summer, you may qualify for exemption from withholding. File 2007 tax return Example 1. File 2007 tax return You are a high school student and expect to earn $2,500 from a summer job. File 2007 tax return You do not expect to have any other income during the year, and your parents will be able to claim an exemption for you on their tax return. File 2007 tax return You worked last summer and had $375 federal income tax withheld from your pay. File 2007 tax return The entire $375 was refunded when you filed your 2013 return. File 2007 tax return Using Figure 1-A, you find that you can claim exemption from withholding. File 2007 tax return Please click here for the text description of the image. File 2007 tax return Figure 1-A: Exemption From Withholding on Form W-4 Example 2. File 2007 tax return The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that you also have a savings account and expect to have $400 interest income during the year. File 2007 tax return Using Figure 1-A, you find that you cannot claim exemption from withholding because your unearned income will be more than $350 and your total income will be more than $1,000. File 2007 tax return    You may have to file a tax return, even if you are exempt from withholding. File 2007 tax return See Publication 501 to see whether you must file a return. File 2007 tax return    Age 65 or older or blind. File 2007 tax return If you are 65 or older or blind, use Worksheet 1-3 or Worksheet 1-4, to help you decide whether you can claim exemption from withholding. File 2007 tax return Do not use either worksheet if you will itemize deductions, claim exemptions for dependents, or claim tax credits on your 2014 return. File 2007 tax return Instead, see Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits, next. File 2007 tax return Itemizing deductions or claiming exemptions or credits. File 2007 tax return   If you had no tax liability for 2013, and you will: Itemize deductions, Claim an exemption for a dependent, or Claim a tax credit, use the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet (also see chapter 2), to figure your 2014 expected tax liability. File 2007 tax return You can claim exemption from withholding only if your total expected tax liability (line 13c of the worksheet) is zero. File 2007 tax return Claiming exemption from withholding. File 2007 tax return   To claim exemption, you must give your employer a Form W-4. File 2007 tax return Do not complete lines 5 and 6. File 2007 tax return Enter “Exempt” on line 7. File 2007 tax return   If you claim exemption, but later your situation changes so that you will have to pay income tax after all, you must file a new Form W-4 within 10 days after the change. File 2007 tax return If you claim exemption in 2014 but you expect to owe income tax for 2015, you must file a new Form W-4 by December 1, 2014. File 2007 tax return   Your claim of exempt status may be reviewed by the IRS. File 2007 tax return See IRS review of your withholding , earlier. File 2007 tax return An exemption is good for only 1 year. File 2007 tax return   You must give your employer a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue your exemption. File 2007 tax return Supplemental Wages Supplemental wages include bonuses, commissions, overtime pay, vacation allowances, certain sick pay, and expense allowances under certain plans. File 2007 tax return The payer can figure withholding on supplemental wages using the same method used for your regular wages. File 2007 tax return However, if these payments are identified separately from regular wages, your employer or other payer of supplemental wages can withhold income tax from these wages at a flat rate. File 2007 tax return Expense allowances. File 2007 tax return   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid by your employer under a nonaccountable plan are treated as supplemental wages. File 2007 tax return A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not require you to account for, or prove, your business expenses to your employer or does not require you to return your employer's payments that are more than your proven expenses. File 2007 tax return   Reimbursements or other expense allowances paid under an accountable plan that are more than your proven expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan if you do not return the excess payments within a reasonable period of time. File 2007 tax return Accountable plan. File 2007 tax return   To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement or allowance arrangement must include all three of the following rules. File 2007 tax return Your expenses must have a business connection. File 2007 tax return That is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. File 2007 tax return You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. File 2007 tax return You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. File 2007 tax return    An excess reimbursement or allowance is any amount you are paid that is more than the business-related expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer. File 2007 tax return   The definition of reasonable period of time depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. File 2007 tax return However, regardless of those facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. File 2007 tax return You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. File 2007 tax return You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. File 2007 tax return You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. File 2007 tax return You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. File 2007 tax return Nonaccountable plan. File 2007 tax return   Any plan that does not meet the definition of an accountable plan is considered a nonaccountable plan. File 2007 tax return For more information about accountable and nonaccountable plans, see chapter 6 of Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. File 2007 tax return Penalties You may have to pay a penalty of $500 if both of the following apply. File 2007 tax return You make statements or claim withholding allowances on your Form W-4 that reduce the amount of tax withheld. File 2007 tax return You have no reasonable basis for those statements or allowances at the time you prepare your Form W-4. File 2007 tax return There is also a criminal penalty for willfully supplying false or fraudulent information on your Form W-4 or for willfully failing to supply information that would increase the amount withheld. File 2007 tax return The penalty upon conviction can be either a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. File 2007 tax return These penalties will apply if you deliberately and knowingly falsify your Form W-4 in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the proper withholding of taxes. File 2007 tax return A simple error or an honest mistake will not result in one of these penalties. File 2007 tax return For example, a person who has tried to figure the number of withholding allowances correctly, but claims seven when the proper number is six, will not be charged a Form W-4 penalty. File 2007 tax return However, see chapter 4 for information on the penalty for underpaying your tax. File 2007 tax return Tips The tips you receive while working on your job are considered part of your pay. File 2007 tax return You must include your tips on your tax return on the same line as your regular pay. File 2007 tax return However, tax is not withheld directly from tip income, as it is from your regular pay. File 2007 tax return Nevertheless, your employer will take into account the tips you report when figuring how much to withhold from your regular pay. File 2007 tax return Reporting tips to your employer. File 2007 tax return   If you receive tips of $20 or more in a month while working for any one employer, you must report to your employer the total amount of tips you receive on the job during the month. File 2007 tax return The report is due by the 10th day of the following month. File 2007 tax return   If you have more than one job, make a separate report to each employer. File 2007 tax return Report only the tips you received while working for that employer, and only if they total $20 or more for the month. File 2007 tax return How employer figures amount to withhold. File 2007 tax return   The tips you report to your employer are counted as part of your income for the month you report them. File 2007 tax return Your employer can figure your withholding in either of two ways. File 2007 tax return By withholding at the regular rate on the sum of your pay plus your reported tips. File 2007 tax return By withholding at the regular rate on your pay plus a percentage of your reported tips. File 2007 tax return Not enough pay to cover taxes. File 2007 tax return   If your regular pay is not enough for your employer to withhold all the tax (including income tax and social security and Medicare taxes (or the equivalent railroad retirement tax)) due on your pay plus your tips, you can give your employer money to cover the shortage. File 2007 tax return   If you do not give your employer money to cover the shortage, your employer first withholds as much Medicare tax and social security or railroad retirement tax as possible, up to the proper amount, and then withholds income tax up to the full amount of your pay. File 2007 tax return If not enough tax is withheld, you may have to pay estimated tax. File 2007 tax return When you file your return, you also may have to pay any Medicare and social security tax or railroad retirement tax your employer could not withhold. File 2007 tax return Tips not reported to your employer. File 2007 tax return   On your tax return, you must report all the tips you receive during the year, even tips you do not report to your employer (this includes the value of any noncash tips you received, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value). File 2007 tax return Make sure you are having enough tax withheld, or are paying enough estimated tax (see chapter 2), to cover all your tip income. File 2007 tax return Allocated tips. File 2007 tax return   If you work in a large food or beverage establishment, your employer may have to report an allocated amount of tips on your Form W-2. File 2007 tax return   Your employer should not withhold income tax, Medicare tax, and social security or railroad retirement tax on the allocated amount. File 2007 tax return Withholding is based only on your pay plus your reported tips. File 2007 tax return Your employer should refund to you any incorrectly withheld tax. File 2007 tax return More information. File 2007 tax return   For more information on the reporting and withholding rules for tip income and on tip allocation, see Publi
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Understanding your CP12A Notice

We made changes to correct the Earned Income Credit (EIC) claimed on your tax return.

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You can also authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using this Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (Form 2848).

Or you may qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
 


What you need to do

  • Review the notice, and compare our changes to the information on your tax return.
  • If you agree with the changes we made, do nothing; you should receive a refund check in 4-6 weeks, as long as you don't owe other tax or debts we're required to collect.
  • If you don't agree, call 1-800-829-8374 to review your account or contact us by mail. Include any correspondence or documentation.

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Answers to Common Questions

How can I find out what caused my tax return to change?
Please contact us at the toll free number listed on the top right corner of your notice for specific information concerning your tax return.

What should I do if I disagree with the changes you made?
If you disagree, contact us at the toll free number listed on the top right corner of your notice.

If you contact us in writing within 60 days of the date of this notice, we'll reverse the changes we made to your account. However, if you're unable to provide us with additional information that justifies the reversal and we believe the reversal is in error, we'll forward your case to examination for audit. This step gives you formal appeal rights, including the right to appeal our decision in court. After we forward your case, the audit staff will contact you within five to six weeks to fully explain the audit process and your rights. If you don't contact us within the 60 day period, you'll lose your right to appeal our decision before payment of tax.

My child is turning 18 this year. Can I still get the Additional Child Tax Credit?
No. Your child must be under the age of 17 at the end of 2010 to qualify for both the Child Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit.


Tips for next year

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.

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The File 2007 Tax Return

File 2007 tax return Part One -   La Declaración de Impuestos sobre los Ingresos Los cuatro capítulos de esta sección presentan información básica sobre el sistema tributario. File 2007 tax return Le explican los primeros pasos para llenar una declaración de impuestos; por ejemplo, cómo determinar qué estado civil para efectos de la declaración le corresponde, cuántas exenciones puede reclamar y qué formulario presentar. File 2007 tax return Asimismo, explican los requisitos de mantenimiento de documentación, el sistema de presentación electrónica del IRS e-file, determinadas multas y los dos métodos que se utilizan para pagar impuestos durante el año: la retención del impuesto y el impuesto estimado. File 2007 tax return Table of Contents 1. File 2007 tax return   Información para la Presentación de la Declaración de ImpuestosQué Hay de Nuevo Recordatorios Introduction ¿Debo Presentar una Declaración?Individuos/Personas Físicas—En General Dependientes Determinados Hijos Menores de 19 Años de Edad o Estudiantes a Tiempo Completo Trabajadores por Cuenta Propia Extranjeros Quién Debe Presentar una Declaración ¿Qué Formulario Debo Usar?Formulario 1040EZ Formulario 1040A Formulario 1040 ¿Tengo que Presentar la Declaración en Papel? E-file del IRS ¿Cuándo Tengo que Presentar la Declaración?Servicios de entrega privados. File 2007 tax return Prórrogas del Plazo para Presentar la Declaración de Impuestos ¿Cómo Preparo la Declaración de Impuestos?¿Cuándo Declaro los Ingresos y Gastos? Número de Seguro Social Fondo para la Campaña Electoral Presidencial Cálculos Documentos Adjuntos Designación de un Tercero Firmas Preparador Remunerado Reembolsos Cantidad que Adeuda Donaciones Para Reducir la Deuda Pública Nombre y Dirección ¿Dónde Presento la Declaración? ¿Qué Ocurre Después de Presentar la Declaración?¿Qué Documentos Debo Mantener? ¿Por Qué Debe Mantener los Documentos? Tipo de Documentos que Debe Mantener Documentos Básicos Cuánto Tiempo Debe Mantener los Documentos Información sobre Reembolsos Intereses Sobre Reembolsos Cambio de Dirección ¿Qué Sucede Si Cometí un Error?Declaraciones Enmendadas y Reclamaciones de Reembolso Multas Robo de Identidad 2. File 2007 tax return   Estado Civil para Efectos de la DeclaraciónQué Hay de Nuevo Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Estado CivilPersonas divorciadas. File 2007 tax return Divorcio y nuevo matrimonio. File 2007 tax return Matrimonios anulados. File 2007 tax return Cabeza de familia o viudo que reúne los requisitos con hijo dependiente. File 2007 tax return Personas consideradas casadas. File 2007 tax return Matrimonio del mismo sexo. File 2007 tax return Cónyuge fallecido durante el año. File 2007 tax return Personas casadas que viven separadas. File 2007 tax return Soltero Casados que Presentan una Declaración ConjuntaPresentación de una Declaración Conjunta Casados que Presentan la Declaración por SeparadoReglas Especiales Cabeza de FamiliaPersonas Consideradas no Casadas Personas que Mantienen una Vivienda Persona Calificada Viudo que Reúne los Requisitos con Hijo Dependiente 3. File 2007 tax return   Exenciones Personales y por DependientesQué Hay de Nuevo Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: ExencionesExenciones Personales Exenciones por Dependientes Hijo Calificado Pariente Calificado Eliminación gradual por fases de la exención Números de Seguro Social para DependientesNacimiento y fallecimiento en el año 2013. File 2007 tax return Número de identificación personal del contribuyente del Servicio de Impuestos Internos. File 2007 tax return Números de identificación del contribuyente en proceso de adopción. File 2007 tax return 4. File 2007 tax return   Retención de Impuestos e Impuesto EstimadoQué Hay de Nuevo para el Año 2014 Recordatorios Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Retención de Impuesto para el Año 2014Sueldos y Salarios Propinas Beneficios Marginales Tributables Compensación por Enfermedad Pensiones y Anualidades Ganancias Provenientes de Juegos de Azar y Apuestas Compensación por Desempleo Pagos del Gobierno Federal Retención Adicional Impuesto Estimado para el Año 2014Quién no Tiene que Pagar el Impuesto Estimado ¿Quién Tiene que Pagar Impuesto Estimado? Cómo Calcular el Impuesto Estimado Cuándo se Debe Pagar el Impuesto Estimado Cómo Determinar Cada Pago Cómo Pagar el Impuesto Estimado Crédito por Impuestos Retenidos e Impuesto Estimado para el Año 2013Retención Impuesto Estimado Multa por Pago Insuficiente de Impuestos para el Año 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications