Where is My Refund?   |   October 15 Deadline   |   Why eFile?

Create, Sign an IRS W-4 Form

W-4 Basic Taxometer

This W-4 Basic Tool tool lets you complete, sign, and create a W-4 which will be emailed as an attachment to you. We do not store or share any of your W-4 information. You can then submit or email the W-4 via this tool to your employer (not the IRS). Watch the W-4 video for more details. Furthermore, during 2021, the IRS processed tax returns at a much slower pace. Thus, taxpayers had to wait much longer for their tax refund payments. Since tax refunds are the result of too much tax withholding based on the W-4 form per pay period, it has become even more important to plan tax withholding in connection with the next tax return.

We sympathize with you: If you think that completing a W-4 Form is worse than certain dental procedures, we totally get IT! The W-4 form is very difficult to understand and it has immense effects on your taxes, especially if you complete it throughout the year. Therefore, we have created 3 different versions. Why is the W-4 form so difficult?

The Three eFile.com W-4 Tools

  • W-4 Basic - Start Now. The W-4 Basic is an online tool that let's you complete your W-4 online without calculations or suggestions.  The Start button below is for the W-4 Basic.
  • W-4 Adjust - Start Now. This tool helps create a W-4 which is based on your latest tax return - during 2021, it will be your 2020 Tax Return. Let's say you received a tax return refund and you wish to manage this or, in other words, keep more of your hard earned money each paycheck and not hand it over in tax withholding each month only to get it back via a tax return refund. Set your tax return goals here.
  • W-4 Pro - Start Now. Use this tool if you have a good understanding on how tax withholding payment relates to your tax return or you have various sources of income and would like to estimate the current tax year result and tailor your W-4 accordingly.

The problem with the W-4 form is it does not allow you to enter a fixed, per pay period tax withholding dollar amount, thus you don't know the results or impact it has on your overall taxes or next tax return. The eFile.com W-4 Adjust and W-4 Pro tools translate this for you and gives you actual withholding amounts prior to creating the W-4 Form.

What is a Tax Refund: If you withhold too much in taxes per pay period, it will most likely result in a tax return refund. Basically, you would give your money to the IRS only to get it back with your next tax return. Tax Tip: Keep your hard earned money now, increase your paycheck now, and keep your tax refund money with each paycheck!

What if You Owe Taxes: If you withhold too little in IRS taxes each pay period, you might owe taxes with your next tax return. You can easily correct this by withholding more money per pay period. Unless, of course, you don't mind paying taxes as a result of your next tax return. Important: If you withhold too little in taxes through the year, the IRS might penalize you as a result. It is important is that you know where that line is. 

Let an eFile.com Taxpert® help you plan your W-4 tax withholding!

To see how effective your tax withholding was during the year, create a free eFile.com account and prepare your tax return. Report your income forms and see how tax balanced you are; do you owe taxes? Increase your withholding!

Your information will not be stored and is only used to create the W-4.

Start and Create A W-4 Basic Form