New W-4 and Withholdings Calculator for 2019

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick "paycheck checkup." This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018. The Calculator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work. 


By using this calculator, employees determine whether or not they need to give their employer a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. You can use your results from the Calculator to help fill out the form and adjust your income tax withholding. Click here for the full update.

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Harry Bolt wrote:

Sat, December 22, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

2. Kevin Strong wrote:
How much is the recommended amount of federal and state taxes to be taken out of a weekly pay check?

Fri, January 18, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

3. Amanda wrote:
@Kevin Strong, no one can really tell you that because a lot of factors go into that. Single, married, children, salary, hourly, and many more things. So it varies from person to person. Thats why they've made a calculator to determine what's best for your situation. So no one can answer your question.

Sat, February 16, 2019 @ 3:21 PM

4. Dominique wrote:
It's always safer to file at least single and 1 on your W-4 form with your employer even if you're married and/or have children and dependents. You always want to make sure your federal taxes withheld from your annual salary is more than your income tax based on your taxable income. If your income tax is more than your taxes withheld from your annual salary, you owe. If it's less, the difference is refunded back to you. It's better to breakeven or have a refund than to owe the federal government.

Mon, March 18, 2019 @ 8:29 AM

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