W-4 Calculator Makes No Sense
By - AvailableTomatillo
I believe married filled jointly assumes you are the only income earner
Which is why there’s (supposedly) the additional amount to fill in. But we already have that and now it’s saying we are still short and to put LESS in those boxes.
I had the opposite issue today where we’re currently overpaying and it told us to withhold more than we currently are to get our refund to $0. I found an older Reddit post from 8 months ago (that I conveniently can’t find now) that said bonuses break the calculator and they apparently haven’t fixed it. We also have bonus pay so we’re probably experiencing the same issue. A commenter suggested removing the bonus pay and just calculating the bonus separately.
I'll have to do this tomorrow then. Thanks for the heads up.
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