Can I change my W-4 during the year?

May 9, 2005

Subject:  Form W-4
From:  Gloria
Date:  Tue, 26 Apr 2005

I have two questions pertaining to Form W-4 (Federal Withholding.)

  1. Can you make as many changes as you want to your W-4 form during the year?

  2. Does a W-4 form have to be a perfect copy - no errors or scratched items on it?

Thanks for your assistance,


Date:  Mon, 02 May 2005

Hello Gloria,

  1. You can make changes by submitting new W-4 forms throughout the year. There may be practical issues of having your employer give them effect when computing payroll.

  2. Form W-4 doesn't have to be pristine. However, you can easily get "fresh" copies at the IRS web site,, so why not do so?

Good luck!
Mike Gray

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