W-4

  1. Hello! Nursing is actually my first real job which I started a few months back and I was concerned about how I should fill out my W-4. I have one job, work 4 days a week, make about $60K a year, am a single female who rents, and I don't support anyone but myself. Originally I had claimed 0, but they were taking so much for taxes that I changed it to 2. I know it's hard to say whether I will owe money whether I claim 1 or 2, but now I am thinking about chaning it to 1 so that I hopefully won't owe, but can still get less taxed at every paycheck. Are there any of you who are in the same situation as me as far as income, living independently, not having dependents, etc.. and what have you claimed? Have you owed? I can't decide between claiming 1 or 2.
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  3. by   yannadey
    hubby the accountant say claim 1,( if you use 2/with no dependant at tax time you would have produce proof e.g. ss #) save all your receipt when you buy uniforms, work shoes or anything related to working even gas for your car or whatever transportation expense you have related to work when its time to file taxes use a certified accountant & another thing try and buy a house or condo he says that will help get you some money back, otherwise as a single person with no dependant you will be paying uncle sam instead of the other way around, hope this helps you
  4. by   Gomer
    Also depends on which state you live in and if you have state income taxes. If you change from 0 to 1 or 2 you might end up owing the state. If your hospital offers a TSA (aka 403-B) take advantage of it to the max. That will cut down on your taxes and you'll be saving for retirement. And buy a house or condo, it's the only way to get money back when you make $60K and are single.

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