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Experience:  15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor
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I am a single mother with a small child who I claim

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Hello, I am a single mother with a small child who I claim on my taxes. Just recently I change my allowances withheld from 2 to 8 because that's what the IRS calculator told me.. I'm afraid it will hurt me in the end?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.
HelloThe more allowances you claim the less will be taken out. If you used the W4 calculator and you entered the items as requested then you should have received an accurate withholding to go by.The allowances take into consideration the number of deductions you can claim when you file. If you generally receive a large refund this will change when you file but you will receive more in your pay check during the year.You can go in again and repeat the process to see where you stand now. You can change your withholding at work again if you feel uncomfortable.Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need. If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Thank you!