Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
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Refund and Amount of Tax Owed

Estimated Tax Penalty

Forms W-4

Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, includes the following types of information the employer uses to figure the taxpayer's correct withholding:

  • Marital status (married taxpayers may request the employer to withhold at the higher single rate)
  • Withholding allowances the taxpayer claims
  • Any additional amount to be withheld
  • Qualification of exempt status

The amount of tax the employer withholds from the taxpayer's wages depends on:

  • The amount of pay the taxpayer earns
  • How often the taxpayer is paid
  • The taxpayer's information entered on Form W-4
Top of Form W-4.