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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form W-4ME

Instructions and Help about Form W-4ME

True" welcome to Tax Teach. My name is Sean, and I'm a certified public accountant specializing in taxation. Today, I want to teach you guys about Form W-4 and the basics behind the form, as well as how to fill it out correctly. Form W-4, also known as the Employee's Withholding Certificate, is a crucial form that determines the amount of taxes withheld from your paycheck. It is essential to fill it out accurately, as you need to provide it to your employer, who will then input the information into their payroll system. The payroll system will calculate the appropriate amount of taxes to be withheld from each of your paychecks. You should fill out a Form W-4 whenever you start a new job or experience a significant life event. Life events such as getting married or having children can impact the amount of taxes you owe throughout the year. Therefore, it is crucial to update your Form W-4 accordingly. Now, let's take a look at the 2021 Form W-4 and how to fill it out correctly. In this example, we will assume a single taxpayer with one job and no dependents. However, if you are married or the head of household, the options for filing status would differ. Step 1 of the form requires you to enter your personal information, including your name, address, and social security number. In this case, as we are dealing with a single taxpayer, you would check the "Single" . Proceeding to Step 2, if you have multiple jobs or a spouse who also works, you would need to fill out this section. However, in our example, since we are considering a single taxpayer with just one job, we can skip Step 2. Moving on to Step 3, it concerns claiming dependents. This section applies if your income falls under...