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I am married and file my taxes jointly. However, I claim single

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I am married and file my taxes jointly. However, I claim single with (2) dependents on my W-4 due to advice from payroll a long time ago? Is this appropriate/
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Hi I can help with this ...

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No, its not inappropriate ... what you are doing is trying to get the withholding to the place where, by the end of the tax year, you haven't underpaid.

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THAT's what will cause a problem .... If yo

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sorry, If your spouse has a little too much withheld and you a little to little, everything comes out in the wash because the underpayment is measured by what happens on the joint return

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And, of course, if you over-withhold you have that refund (which, financially, means you gave uncle sam an interest free loan for the year

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Make sense?

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Thank you very much for your sensible and logical advice. Have a good night!

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