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I am wondering if i should claim 0 on my W4 instead of the 4 I have been claiming to still not have to payback at the end of the year.

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I currently claim 4 allowances on my W4. I make $132,000 a year with $162500 bonus. with the new tax laws in effect this year, i was wondering if i should i change to 0 allowances

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My spouse teaches at a gym where she is a contractor and they do not take out taxes. She makes about $4000 a year. I contribute about $7800 to 401K. and all health insurance comes out of my paycheck pretaxed

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Tax Professional: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 month ago
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Hi. Great Question. I would lower your allowances. You can always change your allowances during the year. Since your wife is a contractor, she is taxed at the self-employment rate of about a little over 15% + your regular income tax rate.

Let me know if this helps and if you have any questions. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
sorry, i meant my bonus is $16,250 not $162,500. Does that make a difference in your response?
Tax Professional: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 month ago

Hi. What I would do is fill out your return for 2017 and see if you owed anything. If you did not and your circumstances have not changes (salary-wise, etc.), then I would keep the allowances the same. However, if you owe on your return, I would lower the allowances by at least half.

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Tax Professional: ABC Accounting Group, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 month ago

Let me know if this helps and if you have any questions. Thank you.

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