When it comes to how much money the government keeps out of your paycheck, there are often a lot of questions. You don’t want to be giving the government a free loan of your hard earned money, but at the same time, you don’t want to owe a lot of taxes when April 15 rolls around. This is a question from a reader regarding payroll tax exemptions:
Hi – this is a basic question but something I don’t fully understand, and couldn’t find an answer to on your site. We would like to increase my per-paycheck take home pay and want to better understand how many exemptions we can take on our W-2? I am married and we have two dependents, for a total family size of 4. Can you please advise on what we are allowed to take, and of course any other considerations you think would be crucial to understand? We are homeowners who are able to itemize our taxes to include our mortgage interest and tax payments. Thanks for your help, and keep up the great work. – M. T.
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