Should I adjust my payroll withholdings?

Each April many taxpayers are surprised as they realize that they have either over withheld or under withheld on their taxes. Use this calculator each year to help determine whether you are likely to be on target based on your current withholding status. Make adjustments to your employer W-4 form, if necessary, to more closely match your liability. In the event of a surplus, you may be able to increase your take home pay.

"High-income" workers may experience an increase in federal taxes due to a number of provisions such as personal exemption phaseouts, limits to itemized deductions, 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income and the creation of a new tax bracket (39.6%).

Income and Tax Information
Tax filing status 
Gross annual income ($) 
Amount of gross income considered 'unearned'/investment income ($) 
Qualified plan/IRA contribution ($) 
Itemized deductions - $0 for standard ($) 
Number of personal exemptions 
Number of dependent children 
Federal taxes withheld to date ($) 
Number of allowances claimed on W-4 
Payment frequency 
The information provided here is to assist you in planning for your future. Any analysis is a result of the information you have provided. Material discussed is meant for general illustration and/or informational purposes only and it is not to be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice. Although the information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, please note that individual situations can vary therefore, the information should be relied upon when coordinated with individual professional advice.

Any rate of return entered into the interactive calculator to project future values should be a reasonable average return for the period. Rates of return will vary over time, and generally the higher the rate of return the higher the degree of risk.

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