Paycheck Checkup Can Prevent a Tax-Time Suprise

Due to tax law changes, the IRS recommends that everyone check their federal income tax withholding now to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help.

It’s especially important to check now if you:

  • Are a two-income family
  • Have two or more jobs at the same time
  • Work a seasonal job or only work part of the year
  • Claim credits like the child tax credit
  • Have dependents age 17 or older
  • Itemized your deductions on your 2017 return
  • Have high income or a complex tax return
  • Had a large tax refund or tax bill for 2017

Find the IRS calculator at IRS.gov/withholding:

  • The IRS Withholding Calculator helps figure out if you should submit a new Form W-4 to your employer.
  • Have your most recent pay stub and federal tax return on hand.
  • The calculator’s results are only as accurate as the information you enter.