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can i claim single on my w4 if i am married

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can i claim single on my w4 if i am married
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Yes if you and your were legally separated under your state law.



Edited by legaleagle on 2/20/2011 at 7:40 PM EST
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I was getting other answers bu other people that i could
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I was told we could claim single on our w4 if we are married to get more taken out
Tax Professional: legaleagle, Attorney replied 6 years ago
Sorry I was reading too fast and totally missed that you asked for you W4 not for your tax return. Yes you can claim single and 0 so that the max is taken out even if you are married.
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The taxpayer may choose "married, but withhold at higher single rate" to get the benefit of single withholding rates. Taxpayer does not have to be divorced or legally separated to choose single on W4 form.
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