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Can you help me to fill out W-4?

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Can you help me to fill out W-4?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 11 months ago.

MyVirtualCPA :

Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes, I can help you fill out a W-4 -what do you need assistance with?

Customer:

at C . spose ... iam single with one son in germany (no ssn)

MyVirtualCPA :

Enter 0 if you are single

MyVirtualCPA :

If you are single with one son, I wouldn't go through the entire form, I would just claim Single and 2

MyVirtualCPA :

On the bottom part of the form in line 5 put "2"

Customer:

Total number of allowances: 2 ...?

MyVirtualCPA :

Correct

Customer:

can I put my son from germany on it?

Customer:

he has NO SSN

MyVirtualCPA :

You can get him an ITIN

MyVirtualCPA :

there's plenty of time before the end of the year

MyVirtualCPA :

How old is your son?

Customer:

I did not know that

Customer:

12

MyVirtualCPA :

Are you supporting him?

MyVirtualCPA :

Actually, he has to be a resident of the US, Canada, or Mexico

MyVirtualCPA :

so if he isn't over here with you you couldn't claim him so your exemptions would be 1

Customer:

yes I pay child support

Customer:

so what can I do?

Customer:

ITIN

MyVirtualCPA :

But your child is not living here, so you cannot claim him

MyVirtualCPA :

Enter "1" on line 5

Customer:

right

Customer:

E F G H?

MyVirtualCPA :

You don't have to fill out that top portion, it's just for your records

MyVirtualCPA :

so, on the bottom part, enter "1" in line 5

Customer:

EFHG is empty

MyVirtualCPA :

Yes you don't actually have to fill that out

MyVirtualCPA :

Just the bottom part where your name is

Customer:

i did

Customer:

6 and 7

MyVirtualCPA :

Leave those blank

Customer:

ok page 2

MyVirtualCPA :

You don't worry about page 2

Customer:

I have no house no apartment no car

MyVirtualCPA :

That's just for your records.

Customer:

ok

MyVirtualCPA :

Don't worry about page 2. You only have to fill out the little bottom portion of the W-4 form

Customer:

where I have to sign it

MyVirtualCPA :

Where it says "employee signature" above line 8

Customer:

Iam blind :)

Customer:

thats it?

MyVirtualCPA :

No, it's a confusing form

Customer:

cool

MyVirtualCPA :

That's it

MyVirtualCPA :

That's all there is to it. It's a really simple form

MyVirtualCPA :

Do you need anything else?

Customer:

perfect :)

Customer:

how much $ I owe you for that?

MyVirtualCPA :

Whatever you agreed to with the website.

MyVirtualCPA :

I don't negotiate payments

MyVirtualCPA :

I just get paid by the site, based on whether or not you rate me favorably

Customer:

ok ... 10? Employer identification number (EIN)

Customer:

I dont have it

MyVirtualCPA :

line 10 your work will fill out for you

Customer:

perfect

Customer:

OK thats it :)

Customer:

Thank you!

Customer:

Have a good day!

MyVirtualCPA :

Great. If you would please rate my response as "excellent" as that is how I receive credit for assisting

MyVirtualCPA :

You have a great day too!

Customer:

yes will do

Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 12165
Experience: Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level
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Expert:  Megan C replied 11 months ago.
I just wanted to say thank you Tom for the positive rating and the bonus. If you ever need another question answered please ask for me. I enjoyed working with you today and I can also answer any Social Security or Finance question for you if you ever need one answered.

Again thank you and have a great day.


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