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Concluding the Interview

Avoiding a Balance Due Next Year

Adjusting Withholding

Taxpayers receiving wage income can adjust their withholding by providing their employer with a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. By decreasing the number of allowances claimed on Form W-4, the amount withheld from each paycheck will increase.

To help taxpayers adjust their withholding using Form W-4, use the withholding calculator on—keywords: withholding calculator.

More information can be found in the Form W-4 Instructions; Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals; or in Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Taxes.

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