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User currently offlineRGElectra80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 439 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2100 times:

I got a new job and I'm trying to decide if I should put a 1 or 2 on my tax form. I already put a 2 for now, but I'm wondering about the tax day consequences.

I have usually put 1, but I put 2 for now since I'd rather have a bigger, steady paycheck than a once a year lump sum at this point in my life. I know that by doing so, I'm walking a fine line between getting a refund, although smaller, and paying the IRS back.

If you need any more particulars about this to help me make the decision, feel free to IM me.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

If you want a tax refund, put down zero.

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9431 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
If you want a tax refund, put down zero

Anyone that gets a refund has only been giving the Gov't a zero interest loan all year. Use the W2 work sheet and answer the questions...it will give you the correct amount to claim.

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User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6694 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

I'd much rather pay $100 bucks on April 15th than get $100 back.

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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9406 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

I usually put a 1 to claim for myself. I am a full-time graduate student, and I don't even make that much. My new job that I posted about 2 weeks ago is going to pay me 10.50 an hour at 37.5 hours/week.

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