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Checking withholding can help taxpayers decide if they need to give their employer a new W-4

All taxpayers should review their federal withholding each year to make sure they’re not having too little or too much tax withheld. Employees, retirees and self-employed individuals can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to help decide if they should...

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  • May 27, 2021

Taxpayers can start the new tax year off right by checking their withholding

A new year means a fresh start. One way people can get the new tax year off to a good start is by checking their federal income tax withholding. They can do this using the Tax Withholding Estimator on...

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  • January 21, 2021

Six tips for people starting a new business

Understanding the tax responsibilities that come with starting a business venture can save taxpayers money and help set them up for success. IRS.gov has the resources and answers to help people through the process of starting a new business....

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  • September 25, 2020

A tax checklist for newly married couples

Marriage changes a lot of things and taxes are on that list. Newlyweds should know how saying “I do” can affect their tax situation. Here’s a checklist of items for newly married couples to review: • Name and address...

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  • September 23, 2020

Tips for taxpayers who need to file a new W-4

All taxpayers should review their withholding annually. They can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to check and make sure they’re not having too little or too much federal tax withheld. This tool offers workers, retirees and self-employed individuals...

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  • August 27, 2020

Estimated Taxes

Taxes must be paid as you earn or receive income during the year, either through withholding or estimated tax payments. If the amount of income tax withheld from your salary or pension is not enough, or if you receive...

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  • April 27, 2020

Here’s what taxpayers should know about doing a Paycheck Checkup

Everyone should check their withholding by doing a Paycheck Checkup ASAP, even if they did one in 2018. The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. This means that taxpayers pay the tax as they earn or receive income...

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  • June 13, 2019

Done with taxes this year? Use 2018 return to get 2019 withholding right 

  WASHINGTON — Millions of taxpayers filed a 2018 tax return in the last few weeks, making now a prime time for everyone to consider whether their tax situation came out as they expected. If it didn’t, they can...

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  • April 29, 2019

Tips for teenage taxpayers starting a summer job 

Now that school’s out, many students will be starting summer jobs…from working at a summer camp to being an office intern. The IRS reminds students that not all the money they earn may make it to their pocket. That’s...

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  • May 29, 2018

Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding; Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax Withheld

IRS YouTube Video: IRS Withholding Calculator: English | Spanish WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider checking their tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe...

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  • July 20, 2017

Check Your Tax Withholding this Summer to Prevent a Tax-Time Surprise

Each year, many people get a larger refund than they expect. Some find they owe a lot more tax than they thought they would. If this has happened to you, review your situation to prevent a tax surprise. Did...

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  • July 26, 2016

How a Summer Wedding Can Affect Your Taxes

With all the planning and preparation that goes into a wedding, taxes may not be high on your summer wedding checklist. However, you should be aware of the tax issues that come along with marriage. Here are some basic...

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  • July 20, 2016

Tax Preparedness Series: Employees Should Take Time to Check Withholding

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the earlier in the year they check their withholding, the easier it will be to get the right amount of tax withheld. Besides wages, income tax is often withheld from...

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  • October 29, 2015

Review Your Taxes This Summer to Prevent a Surprise Next Spring

Each year, many people get a larger refund than they expected. Some find they owe a lot more tax than they thought they would. If this happened to you, review your situation to prevent another tax surprise. Did you...

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  • July 28, 2015

Tax Tips for Students with Summer Jobs

Students often get a job in the summer. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about work and paying tax. The tax you pay supports your home town, your state and our nation. Here...

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  • June 18, 2015

Still Time to Act to Avoid Surprises at Tax-Time

Even though only a few months remain in 2014, you still have time to act so you aren’t surprised at tax-time next year. You should take steps now to avoid owing more taxes or getting a larger refund than...

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  • October 23, 2014

Give Withholding and Payments a Check-up to Avoid a Tax Surprise

Some people are surprised to learn they’re due a large federal income tax refund when they file their taxes. Others are surprised that they owe more taxes than they expected. When this happens, it’s a good idea to check...

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  • August 28, 2013

Tips to Start Planning Next Year’s Tax Return

IRS Tax Tip 2013-62, April 24, 2013 For most taxpayers, the tax deadline has passed. But planning for next year can start now. The IRS reminds taxpayers that being organized and planning ahead can save time and money in...

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  • April 24, 2013

Seven Tax Tips for Recently Married Taxpayers

With the summer wedding season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service advises the soon-to-be married and the just married to review their changing tax status. If you recently got married or are planning a wedding, the last thing...

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  • August 24, 2011

Ten Tips for Taxpayers Who Owe Money to the IRS

While the majority of Americans get a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service each year, there are many taxpayers who owe and some who can’t pay the tax all at once. The IRS has a number of ways...

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  • August 8, 2011