Create Your W-4 Form(s)

If you think that completing a W-4 Form is worse than a dental root canal procedure, we can sympathize! Unfortunately, while we can't help you get through painful dental procedures, we are well-suited to helping you master W-4 forms and individual income tax returns.

Completing the form is simpler than you might think. The real challenge lies in determining what to enter on a W-4. Getting the numbers right ensures that you get your planned tax withholding amount on your next pay stub. If you're spot on, you're sure to see results you like on your next tax return.

The tool below will complete the form for you. Use any of these tools to estimate your taxes:

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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W4 Form
(a) Name and Address
(b) Social Security Number
(c) Your Filing Status

If you want tax withheld for other income you expect this year that won't have withholding, enter the amount of other income here. This may include interest, dividends, and retirement income.


If you expect to claim deductions other than the standard deduction and want to reduce your withholding, use the Deductions Worksheet on page 3 and enter the result here.


Enter any additional tax you want withheld each pay period.

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Once you have completed your W-4, submit this to your employer. This only adjusts your federal withholding amounts; if you need to adjust your state tax withholding, select your state from the state W-4 page and find forms to do so. To see how optimized your withholding is, prepare and e-file your taxes on and see how tax balanced you are; your W-4 is the planning tool that allows you to keep your money during the year rather than hand it over to the IRS and state only to get it back as a refund.