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My son is 17 and started his first job in 2012. His employer

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My son is 17 and started his first job in 2012. His employer has given him his first W4 to fill out. What does he put for what allowances? He will make less than 5,000. His parents do claim him as a dependent. Thank you!
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If he's eligible to be claimed by you as a dependent, he should claim 0 exemptions on his W4.

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He probably won't owe an income taxes; and just social security tax will be withheld from his pay.

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OK, so A through H on the personal allowances work sheet will all be "0" and then of course Line 5, Total Number of Allowances, will be "0"?

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