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If your employer is withholding 27% on your overtime (that's one method, but not the only one) you shouldn't have any problems. In fact, with the change in the tax rates, you should end up overwithheld. Unfortunately, there isn't any "easy" way to project your liability and withholdings this year when your income varies from pay period to pay period. If you look at other posts on this board you'll find recommendations for programs that will help you. Each of them will require a bit of preliminary calculation on your part to determine the appropriate numbers to use for the input.

I must have been half asleep as I wrote this. Obviously, you've found the Block calculator already. If your wage entries are correct, you know where you stand. If you've only entered your "straight time" earnings, but not your overtime, you can enter the overtime as "other income" (making sure that you don't choose a type of income subject to self-employment tax or special reduced tax rates), and enter the withholdings on the overtime as an additional tax payment.

Ira
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