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2017 Income Tax Withholding Allowance

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Updated income-tax withholding tables for 2017 have been released by the IRS. In 2017 the amount for one withholding allowance on an annual basis is $4,050 (same as 2016). Employers will start using the revised withholding tables and correct the amount of Social Security tax withheld as soon as possible in 2017, but not later […]

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Why is My Tax Refund So Low Compared to Prior Years

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A lot of people have started getting their tax refunds based on the latest IRS schedule. But one question that keeps coming up is why is it so low? Or more precisely why is the refund payment so much lower than expected compared to past years. Well the reason for this can be attributed to […]

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2012 Tax Refunds Smaller Than 2011 Payments

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The IRS recently published some statistics on 2011 tax returns (filed in 2012, excluding extensions) which revealed some interesting factoids, such as: – If you got a refund this year, chances are that it was lower than the one you received in 2011. The average tax refund amount paid by the IRS through the end […]

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Get Your Tax Refund Money Now!

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A lot of people look forward to their tax refund at the end of the year. But I know that if I get a big refund, it usually means I haven’t kept up with my paycheck withholding. Why should I wait until next year to get my hands on money that is already mine? If […]

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Adjust or Change Your Paycheck Tax Withholding (W4) After These Personal and Financial Life Events

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During the year many people have personal and financial life changing events that can affect how much they pay in taxes. But they often forget to adjust their income or paycheck tax withholding to cater for these events. This means they ending up owing taxes and associated penalties when filing; or missing out on extra […]

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