2018 W-4 Cheat Sheet
The W-4 form controls your withholding by setting the number of allowances you will claim. Under tax reform their are no more allowances. For people with children this pop-up offers suggestions for how to use Child Tax Credits to fill out the allowances space of your W-4. The goal is to have your end of year taxes come out just about what you withhold.

A Filing Status (from main page)
B Number of dependent children under age 17 who qualify for Child Tax Credit:
C Number of Dependents who do not qualify for Child Tax Credit(do not count yourself or spouse):
D Your Family's Jobs (if married include spouse jobs)
   Job 1
    Expected Yearly Income
    Withholding year to date
(if unknown enter 0)
   Job 2
    Expected Yearly Income
    Withholding year to date
(if unknown enter 0)
   Job 3
    Expected Yearly Income
    Withholding year to date
(if unknown enter 0)
To use one of our suggestions click on the Red button next to the job you are doing this calculation for. ^
This pop-up is for year 2018 only. We are simplifying a lot (for example no itemized deduction) so the allowance suggested may not be correct for all users.

No guarantee, explicit or implied, is made regarding its' accuracy or suitability for your W-4. For an exact number consult a tax professional.
California DE4 Worksheet A (Calculates Line 1 Regular Withholding Allowances).
A Allowance for yourself
B Allowance for your spouse
C Allowance for blindness - yourself
D Allowance for blindness - spouse
E Allowances for dependents (other than your spouse or yourself) :
F Line 1 of DE4 - Regular Withholding Allowances:
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California DE4 Worksheet B (Calculates Line 1 Allowances from Estimated Deductions).
1 Estimated Itemized Deductions:
2 Check if Married Filing Joint and 2 or more allowances, or if Head of Household, or if Qualifying Widow(er) with dependents
3    Line 3 subtotal
4 Estimate your Adjustments to Income (alimony payments, IRA deposits)
5 Line 5 subtotal
6 Estimate of your Nonwage Income(dividends, interest income, alimony receipts)
7 Line 7 subtotal
8 Number to enter on DE4 Line 1 Allowances from Estimated Deductions
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Federal and California Payroll Withholding

.....General Information.....
For Payroll in Tax Year:
Pay Periods per Year:
(Optional: Use Pay Period )
.....Federal W4? Information.....
Federal W4 Withholding Status:
Federal W4 Allowances:
2018 W-4 Cheat Sheet  
Federal W4 Additional Withholding Amount:
.....California DE4? Information.....
California DE4 Withholding Status:
California DE4 AllowancesWorksheet:
California DE4 Allowances from Estimated DeductionsWorksheet:
California DE4 Additional Withholding Amt:
.....Paycheck Income.....
Employee Type:     Salaried
Gross Salary per Pay Period:
Income to be taxed as supplemental income?:
.....Paycheck Deductions.....
Before Tax Retirement Benefits?:
Before Tax Cafeteria Plan Benefits?:
After Tax Deduction?:
Is employee subject to CA State Disability Insurance?
Check for Social Security Withholding?
Check for Medicare Withholding?
Gross Salary YTD?
(Do not include this paycheck)
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