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I need help in determining the number of exemptions I can claim in my Federal Tax return (1040). I am filing as Married filing Jointly, I do not support anyone other than my wife and I do not have any children.

You claim one and your wife claims one, for a total of two. End of story.

You're confusing the worksheet on the W-4, which calculates withholding allowances, with the personal exemptions on your return. For many people, the two numbers have little resemblence to each other.

Phil Marti
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