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Subject:  Re: Est taxes - one pmt instead of quarterly? Date:  3/23/2013  10:59 AM
Author:  Jeanwa Number:  118132 of 121061

In retrospect, that would've sent my employer the message "Look how high-income my DH is!" and there was certainly no reason to do that.
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There are lots of reasons for increase in withholding besides a spouse's wages. Rent income and capital gains are two of them. Alimony and interest income are two others.

There shouldn't be any discussion about the whys. Just turn in a new W4.

Jean
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