Should I adjust my payroll withholdings?

Each April many taxpayers are surprised as they realize that they have either over withheld or under withheld on their taxes. Use this paycheck withholding calculator at least annually to help determine whether you are likely to be on target based on your current tax filing status and the number of W-4 allowances claimed. Then make adjustments to your employer W-4 form, if necessary, to more closely match your 2018 federal tax liability. In the event of a projected tax surplus, you may be able to increase your W-4 paycheck withholding allowances and, thereby, increase your paycheck amount.

Note: This calculator uses the withholding tables released by the IRS on January 10, 2018.

Income and Tax Information
Tax filing status 
Taxable gross annual income subject to personal rates (W-2, unearned/investment, etc) ($) 
Qualified plan/IRA contribution ($) 
Itemized deductions (state/local and property taxes capped at $10,000) - $0 for Standard ($) 
Number of dependent children under 17 with SS# 
Number of non-child dependents 
Amount of gross income considered "unearned"/investment income ($) 
Are you (and your spouse if filing jointly) either blind or over age 65? 
Business/Self-Employed Income
Total company pass-through income ($) 
Individual company ownership (%) 
Total company capital assets ($) 
Total company W-2 wages ($) 
Withholding Information
Federal taxes withheld to date ($) 
Number of allowances claimed on W-4 
Payment frequency 
   

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