How do I calculate the federal tax withheld from pay? Do I need to complete a personal allowances worksheet?
To determine the correct federal tax withheld from your pay, you will need to complete the personal allowances worksheet on your W-4. Your withholding is based on:
- Your filing status (Ex: single or married filing jointly)
- The number of allowances you claim
- Other information
You can increase your refund by:
- Reducing the number of allowances claimed
- Having an additional amount withheld from each paycheck
File your W-4 with your employer, so your employer can withhold the correct amount of tax.
Head of household is a filing status for single or unmarried taxpayers who have maintained a home for a qualifying person, such as a child or relative. This filing status provides a larger standard deduction and more generous tax rates for calculating federal income tax than the Single filing status.
Learn more about claiming head of household if you're divorced from the tax experts at H&R Block.
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What to do if you accidentally claimed the wrong allowance amount on your W-4. Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.