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W-4 Form

Download and Print the Form W-4.


Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay.

Consider completing a new Form W-4 each year and when your personal or financial situation changes.

Exemption from withholding.

If you are exempt, complete only lines 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 and sign the form to validate it. Your exemption for 2012 expires February 18, 2013. See Pub. 505, Tax Withholding
and Estimated Tax.

Note. If another person can claim you as a dependent on his or her tax return, you cannot claim
exemption from withholding if your income exceeds $950 and includes more than $300 of unearned
income (for example, interest and dividends).

Basic instructions. If you are not exempt, complete the Personal Allowances Worksheet below.

The worksheets on page 2 further adjust your withholding allowances based on itemized deductions, certain credits, adjustments to income, or two-earners/multiple jobs situations.

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