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can i claim myself as a dependent if i claim 0 when i started my new job last year
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Dear jfarbefger,

Yes. When you file your taxes, you would claim yourself on your own return.

When you claim zero exemptions on the W-4, it is merely an estimate of witholding that your emloyer will make from your paycheck. It may or may not be the same as your actual claim to exemptions when you file your taxes.

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