How to Fill Out a W-4 With Two Jobs

How to Fill Out a W-4 With Two Jobs
Filling out your W-4 form correctly will help you avoid big surprises when you file your taxes.

Worksheets

Step 1

Fill out the "Personal Allowances Worksheet" section on page 1 of the W-4 form for both jobs.

Step 2

Skip to the "Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate" section of page 1 of the W-4 form if the total in line H of the "Personal Allowances Worksheet" section is zero. You do not need to complete the "Two Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet."

Step 3

Turn to page 2 of the W-4 form if the total in line H of the Personal Allowances Worksheet on page 1 of the W-4 form is higher than zero. Fill out the section of the form entitled "Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet."

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (EWAC)

Step 1

Enter your name, social security number, home address and marital status in lines 1 through 3 of the EWAC section of the W-4.

Step 2

Enter the number from line H in the "Personal Allowances Worksheet" section of page 1 of the W-4 form into line 5 of the EWAC section on page 1 of the W-4 form.

Step 3

Enter the total from line 9 of the "Two-Earner/Multiple Jobs Worksheet" into line 6 of the "Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate."

Step 4

Enter exempt on line 7 if you qualify for tax exemption because you had no tax liability last year and expect no tax liability this year.

Step 5

Sign and date the form below line 7.