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Paycheck and W4 Check Calculator

Paycheck Calculator

This paycheck calculator will provide you with important federal tax withholding information if you are starting a new job or  simply changing your current job tax withholding via Form W-4 or tax withholding form.

Existing Job, Paycheck: Take your latest paycheck or stub from your employer and enter it here. Select a payment period: weekly (52 paychecks), bi-weekly (26 paychecks), semi-monthly (24 paychecks), monthly (12 paychecks) and annual (1 W-2 for the year). 

New Job, Paycheck: If you are starting a new job, enter your income by payment period: weekly (52 paychecks), bi-weekly (26 paychecks), semi-monthly (24 paychecks), monthly (12 paychecks) or annual (1 W-2 for the year). 

Paycheck Calculator or PAYucator: Use the tool below and you can monitor your paycheck results on the right. Plus, you will find instructions on how to increase or decrease that tax withholding amount

Your Paycheck and W-4

Estimate your paycheck and create your W-4 based on the paycheck.

Paycheck Calculator or PAYucator and Form W4 Tool  Help
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A1: Select your Filing Status
A2: Do you and your Spouse together have more than one Job
A3: How many jobs do you and your spouse have now?
Enter the annual Gross Pay for the job you are completing this W-4 Form for, or job 1
Enter the annual Gross Pay of job 2
Enter the annual Gross Pay of job 3
If more than one job has annual wages of more than $120,000 or there are more than three jobs, see Pub. 505 for additional tables; or, you can use the online withholding estimator at
B1: Select your Pay Period for this Job
B2: Select your Payment Type
B3: Enter your gross $ Paycheck Amount per Pay Period
B3: Enter Hours, Rate per Pay Period
$ Rate per hour
C1: Select a Pre-Tax Health Insurance Type and enter the Amount
Insurance Type
C2: Select a Pre-or After-Tax Retirement Plan and enter the Amount
D1: Enter the number of your Dependents or est. Child Tax Credit
D2: Enter the number of Other Dependents or est. Other Child Tax Credit Amount
Other Dependents
D3: Enter an Amount for other Tax Credits
D4: Total Tax Credits
D5: Enter an Amount for additional Deductions
D6: Enter an Amount for other Income
D7: Enter an Amount for extra Federal Tax Withholding
Your Federal Tax Withholding Calculated Amount is:
D8: Exemption from withholding
E1: Email Address
Optional: Receive your paycheck results via email

Continue and create your W4 PDF Form
based on these estimated Paycheck results

Tax Withholding and Form W4 Video

E2: Enter the W-4 Form date.
E3: Name and Address
E4: Social Security Number: Why is this needed?
E5: Signature Type or draw your signature
Type Draw

E6: Email Address Enter your or your employer's email

Take Home Pay

 per Pay Period
Other Income
Federal Income Tax
Medicare Tax
Social Security Tax
Disclaimer: makes no warranty as to the accuracy of the results of this estimator or calculator tool. The results are estimates and for informational purposes only, and should not be relied on for tax advice.

Paycheck/stub and W-4 Information, Details

What is a Form W-4?

How to complete a W-4?

Types of W4 Forms

W4 tax withholding calculator

W-4 withholding examples

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  • See how to save on taxes both during the tax year and when you prepare your income tax return.
  • Prepare to tax prepare - learn how to begin planning for your tax return by keeping track of your finances and their tax implications during the year.
  • What is Form W-4? The form is used to adjust your tax withholding; this page gives an overview of the form and how to fill it out and submit it.
  • Use any of these four Form W-4 tools to further optimize your tax withholding based on your individual income situation.
  • Contact an Taxpert® to discuss your individual W-4 planning challenges.
    • The generic design of the Form W-4 does not give you the actual tax withholding amount, therefore we have created this paycheck and integrated W-4 calculator tool for you. Now you can easily create a Form W-4 that reflects your planned tax withholding amount. At the end of the paycheck calculator, you will find steps on how to increase or decrease your tax withholding. You might ask yourself, how do you know if you should increase or decrease your per paycheck tax withholding? Why is this W-4 so complicated?
    • We suggest you lean on your latest tax return to make educated withholding changes. For example, if you received a tax refund, e.g. $1,400, take that refund amount and divide it by the number of months remaining this year (if we are in May, you would have 7 months left (June - December): $1,400 divided by 7 = $200. Let's call this the refund based adjust amount. Then, look at your last paycheck's tax withholding amount, e.g. $250, and subtract the refund adjust amount from that: $250 minus $200 = $50. That result is the tax withholding amount you should aim for when you use this tool, in this example, $50.

Sample Paychecks or Pay Stubs

Paycheck Type
Sample Paycheck Image
Married Filing Joint
Two Jobs
Sample Paycheck
One Job
Sample Paycheck