Category Archives: W-4

W-4 Time

Today TaxMama® hears from Bingo1 in the TaxQuips Forum, with this disturbing question. “On the w4 form I believe the amount for line 5 is 2 because my husband is the only one working and I don’t work. I have two kids. Is that correct? My CPA told me I should use 1 on line […]

Computing Your Own Withholding

Today TaxMama® hears from Brian in the TaxQuips Forum who finally asked the right question. “What I really was asking was, if I take my withholdings up to, say, single and 8 on federal and state for this check only would I get more of the check?”

Disability Wages

Today TaxMama hears from Leslie in the TaxQuips Forum who makes an excellent point. “When a Member of the Screen Actors Guild becomes disabled, in order to receive their Pension, they must sign paperwork. One of the acknowledgments is that “You have been made aware that FICA should not be taken out of your residuals […]

Putting Life on Hold

  Today TaxMama hears from Kris in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long story. Let me summarize. Her boyfriend is behind on filing personal and payroll tax returns. He tried to get help from an accountant who may have overcharged him, and did not complete the work because he couldn’t pay the bill. They want […]

Untaxed Internship

Today TaxMama hears from Karol in the TaxQuips Forum, with an odd question.  “I have a paid internship in the Rhode Island state vocational rehabilitation agency and they pay me $11 an hour (I work the most 35 hrs/wk) without taking out taxes. I am worried about what I will owe when I do my taxes later […]

Paying the Piper, or Five Simple Steps to Filling Out Your W-4

Changing Your Payroll Withholding Right about now, if you haven’t already done it, you should be thinking about updating your current year’s paycheck withholding. Once upon a time, a tax professional was asked by an Enrolled Agent to write an article about how to do the proper computations to determine what exemption and dependent amounts […]