How Many Exemptions Can I Claim??

Generally, the more allowances you claim, the less tax will be withheld from each paycheck.

The fewer allowances claimed, the larger withholding amount, which may result in a refund.

Listed below are the different number of allowances you can claim and how each one affects your taxes.

Is it better to claim 1 or 0 on your taxes?

Claiming 1 allowance means that a little less tax will be withheld from your paycheck than if you claimed 0 allowances. Here’s when I would recommend you claim one allowance. If you’re filing status is single this is the safe choice. Though it will be smaller than if you claim zero allowances.

How many allowances should I claim if I am single with one child?

A single person who lives alone and has only one job should place a 1 in part A and B on the worksheet giving them a total of 2 allowances. A married couple with no children, and both having jobs should claim one allowance each.

Can I claim 99 allowances on my w4?

Claiming 99 Exemptions is not a great idea to claim on a IRS Form W-4. Unless you actually have 99+ dependents. Why? Because usually a number much lower will reduce the withholding to the desired amount.

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