Setting Correct Tax Withholding in 2015

By | November 10, 2015
The IRS reminds taxpayers to pay taxes earlier, it is better and easier to select the correct amount of withholding tax than paying fines or penalties at tax time. In addition to wages, the IRS withholds other types of income, such as pensions, bonuses, commissions, and gambling winnings. Normally, taxpayers should attempt to match your withholding with your current tax liability. If not retained sufficient tax, they debited taxes at the end of the year, and they may have to pay interest and penalties. If they hold them too many taxes, they will lose access to the money until you receive your refund.


When should taxpayers check your withholding tax?

  • When a contributor get a big refund, or learns that he has an unexpected balance.
  • In any time arising financial or personal changes that could affect their tax liability, such as marriage, divorce, having a child or buying a House.
  • When occur changes in the law of the federal tax that would affect your tax liability.


How to check the amount of tax deducted


Use the IRS withholding calculator at This tool is easy to use and helps to calculate the taxpayer’s federal tax employer withhold the correct amount of taxes from your paycheck. This is particularly useful if you have retained too much or too few taxes in the past, if your situation has changed, or started a new job. Taxpayers can also use leaves work and tables in the publication 505: tax withholding and estimated tax to see if they retained the correct amount of tax.


How to change the amount of tax withheld

Certain events during the year may change the marital status of the taxpayer or exemptions, adjustments, deductions or credits that expected to claim on your return. When this happens, taxpayers need to give your employer a new form W-4, certificate of withholding taxes of the employee  to change the state of your withholding or number of exemptions.

Taxpayer Completing Form W4

In general, taxpayers should give your employer a new form W-4 within 10 days after any of the following events:
  • A divorce, if they have been using the marital status married declaring altogether, or
  • Any event that decreases the number of exemptions that can claim.


Other considerations related to tax withholding

  • The taxpayers, who bought in the 2015 health coverage through the health insurance market, must report changes in market circumstances as they occur. Report changes in your salary or your family size. This will help taxpayers to avoid too much or too little in advance of the tax credit of premium. Receive too little or too much in advance can affect the amount of your refund or the amount that I might owe when you file your tax return. To get help and make it properly see the estimate of change in circumstances.
  • The taxpayers must include additional Medicare and the tax of net income of investment when they calculate the withholding and estimated tax. If they are affected by these tax taxpayers may request that employers deducted them and retain an additional amount of taxes from wages on Form W-4.

More Information About Form W-4 Withholding

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