Paycheck and W4 Check 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/stub and W-4 Information, Details
What is a Form W-4?
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W4 tax withholding calculator
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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 eFile.com 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.
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