Form W-4

Employee’s Withholding Certificate


▶ Complete Form W-4 so that your employer can withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay. ▶ Form W-4 will be generated and sent to your employer. ▶ Your withholding is subject to review by the IRS.

▶ Does your name match the name on your social security card? If not, to ensure you get credit for your earnings, contact SSA at 800-772-1213 or go to www.ssa.gov.

Step 1: Enter Personal Information

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Please enter the day you started working for this company. If you do not remember the exact date, enter a date as close to what you believe was the start date.

Select One

Filing Status*

Complete Steps 2–4 ONLY if they apply to you; otherwise, skip to Step 5. See page 2 for more information on each step, who can claim exemption from withholding, when to use the online estimator, and privacy.

Step 2: Multiple Jobs or Spouse Works

Complete this step if you (1) hold more than one job at a time, or (2) are married filing jointly and your spouse also works. The correct amount of withholding depends on income earned from all of these jobs. (a) Use the estimator at www.irs.gov/W4App for most accurate withholding for this step (and Steps 3–4); or (b) Use the Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 3 and enter the result in Step 4(c) below for roughly accurate withholding; or Do only one of the following.

(a) Use the estimator at www.irs.gov/W4App for most accurate withholding for this step (and Steps 3–4); or

(b) Use the Multiple Jobs Worksheet on page 3 and enter the result in Step 4(c) below for roughly accurate withholding; or
(c) If there are only two jobs total, you may check this box. Do the same on Form W-4 for the other job. This option is accurate for jobs with similar pay; otherwise, more tax than necessary may be withheld . . . . . ▶

TIP: To be accurate, submit a 2022 Form W-4 for all other jobs. If you (or your spouse) have self-employment income, including as an independent contractor, use the estimator.

Page 2, 3 and 4 of W4 (Please click the page you wish to view) You can also access the Tax Withholding Estimator by clicking the last link below.

IRS W4-Page 1 (For Reference Only)

IRS W4-Page 2 General Instructions

IRS W4-Page 3 Multiple Jobs Worksheet

IRS W4-Page 4 Calculations Sheet

IRS Tax Withholding Estimator

Complete Steps 3–4(b) on Form W-4 for only ONE of these jobs. Leave those steps blank for the other jobs. (Your withholding will be most accurate if you complete Steps 3–4(b) on the Form W-4 for the highest paying job.)

Step 3: Claim Dependents

If your income will be $200,000 or less ($400,000 or less if married filing jointly):

Step 4 (optional): Other Adjustments

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This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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