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Subject: Re: Changing W4 before marriage Date: 3/9/2010 12:21 PM
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Oh how that begs to be made fun of...

Yes, yes it does. Although in this case I actually do think NJ gets it better than federal, although the form is more confusing.

On federal, if you were to make enough money combined to push you into the marriage-penalty realm, having two people do "married withhold as single" would still come up short. To makeup for it you'd have to manually pick a # of dollars extra to withhold.

On the NJ form, at least they have a fairly easy table to use that helps you pick A through E, for people who wouldn't really know to add extra or how to calculate it.


But I *am* right, right? There should be no reason they couldn't make the change. They implied that she wasn't *allowed* to make the change until actually married, but our filing status for this year *will* be MFJ, so we are allowed (legally, etc) to make the change now, right? (My HR had no issue with it)


Nonethless, my fiance is a bit of a conflict avoider, so we went the non-conflict route and I gave her a copy that said 'single' with zero allowances and a bit of extra withholding. Same diff.
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