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Thank you. I sure wish I had noted the date before posted this message. I had already filed my return, and wasn't even thinking about the filing deadline. I hope I didn't distract anybody from more urgent questions. (And I apologize if I did.)

My question was only about filling out the W-4 for a new job.

I do file MFJ, and my wife does earn more than $1500, but not much more (under $10K). All four of my kids will still be younger than 17 on Dec. 31, 2019.

Complicating matters is that I'm about to start a new job with higher earnings. Also, my wife is self-employed, so no W-4 for her.

Much as I don't like giving an interest free loan to the government, I like it better than getting a whopping tax bill when I file my tax return.

So I'll follow your advice and use 3 instead of 4.

(I tried the withholding calculator, which suggested I use 28 allowances and my wife use 0 allowances. Not gonna happen!)

Thanks again!
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