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sunonun offered:
I've heard that, when there are two incomes MFJ, the best way to have taxes withheld is to have only the larger income use the employer withholding. I've heard that this is much more accurate. I hope others can clarify this for us.

InvestorGrrl replies with some lament:
I've tried this. How I ended up being inaccurate is filling out W-4 forms at jobs where I don't count on being laid off two weeks after being hired and end up being laid off two weeks after being hired. I've had three interruptions in my 2001 work history -- for two of the three positions I've held in 2001, I've filled in a W-4 form where I had the larger income and asked for additional withholding. Unfortunately, for two of the three positions I've held this year, I did not have the opportunity to claim a dependent.
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