Asked over 1 year ago - Atlanta, GA

Just got married last year and we need to adjust our W-4. We cannot find 2013 W-4 anywhere including IRS website. Can we use 2012 W-4 instead to turn into our employers? Thanks

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  1. John P Fazzio III


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Who is your employer? You usually provide the W-4 to your employer. If you google the W-4 form it comes right up, but you are right that it is the 2012 version. I've attached it for reference a draft of the 2013 form. The IRS has probably not released the updated form yet as a result of the changes to the payroll tax that have just occurred in the fiscal cliff legislation.

  2. Ronald J Cappuccio


    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Yes, you may use the 2012 W-4. Remember, the 2% Social Security tax reduction was eliminated, so you will pay more tax. Depending on the income of your spouse, you may actually be paying more tax than as single or head-of-household.

    Check with your tax preparer when you prepare your 2012 1040.

    I hope this helps!

    Ron Cappuccio

    Government Regulations contained in IRS Circular 230 regulate written communications about Federal tax matters,... more
  3. Evan A Nielsen

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . You can use the 2012 W-4 form and then if you wish, submit an updated form once it's released.

    Congrats on the Marriage!

    Evan A. Nielsen is licensed to practice law in California. The information provided here is for educational... more
  4. Jeffrey L. Cohen

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Check with your employer. It is standard for an employer to provide employees with such forms, and to assist with withholding changes.

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