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Can I claim 99 on dependents on a W2 form?

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Can I claim 99 on dependents on my w2 form?

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  MequonCPA replied 10 years ago.

You are should only claim the number of exemptions allowed for your personal tax situation. Form W-4 provides for a calculation to maximize the exemptions allowed.

While you can claim as many exemptions as you want, it is in your best interest to claim the proper number based on your income and deductions. Should you have a large balance due next April due to under withholding; the IRS can require your employer to withhold at a level that it chooses.