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I have a couple big events coming up this year, and am wondering what the best way to fill out my W4 would be.

First, my fiancee and I are planning to purchase a house in the next few months. Also, we'll be getting married in September.

So, my questions center around filing status and homeowner tax deductions.

1. Should I fill out my W4 as if I'm married filing jointly, since I will be on 12/31/02? Or complete it as Single now, and revise in September? Would completing it as married even be allowed now? And, if/when doing it as married, I assume that would cover changes to both W4's?

2. We have a good idea on the amount of PITI we want to spend. Should this be taken into account when doing a W-4 now, or wait a few months until we know for sure and revise it according to that and how much has already been withheld?

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