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How to fill out W-4

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My husband just brought W-4 for 2012 yesterday and we were trying to figure out how to fill it up. I have some questions, please help me.

On the checking box, can he just check he's married? at the bottom it says if married, nut legally separated, or spouse is a nonresident alien, check the 'single' box. Since we haven't had our interview yet, would it safe to just check 'married' box?

It says Enter '1' if you(my husband) are married, have only one job and your spouse(me) does not work, so we put '1' Later when I get a job do we need to delete this '1'? rewriet the form?

and the next one says, Enter '1' for your spouse. But you may choose to enter '0' if you are married and have either a working spouse or more than one job. (Entering '0' may help you avoid having too little tax withheld) We don't know what to put. Last year, we filed jointly for the first time and he owed money to IRS since he withheld the minmum amount of tax so we were thiking to put '0' to avoid having too little tax withheld. But than would it cause any conflict with the first question about putting '1' for having not working spouse?

On the second page, Does he also need to fill out 'Deductions and Adjustments Worksheet' and 'Two-Earners/Multiple Jobs Worksheet'?

When I came here on J-1 long time ago, I don't remember filling out the 2nd page.

Please help me out here.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by PinkMelody

Doing good deeds shall bring happiness

09/05/2005 - Entered US with J-1

04/16/2006 - Met my husband

04/11/2007 - AOS from J-1 to B-2

07/10/2007 - Out of Status

08/26/2011 - Husband became USC through naturalization

10/12/2011 - We got married!

12/03/2011 - Sent AOS package(I-130, I-485, I-765) to Chicago Lockbox

12/05/2011 - Delivery confirmation via USPS

12/16/2011 - Received emails for I-130, I-485

12/22/2011 - Received NOA in mail for I-130, I-485 dated 12/16/2011

12/23/2011 - Received rejected I-765 due to missing signature

12/24/2011 - Received biometrics appointment on 01/09/2012 dated 12/20/2011

12/27/2011 - Reapplied I-765

12/29/2011 - I-765 has been delivered by USPS confirmation

01/04/2012 - Walk-in biometrics done

01/11/2012 - Received NOA in mail for I-765 dated 12/30/2011

02/01/2012 - Received text/email for I-765, Card/Document Production

02/06/2012 - Received EAD card in mail. YAY!

02/07/2012 - Received text/email for interview date, 03/15/2012

02/08/2012 - Received interview letter in mail

03/15/2012 - Interview at San Antonio, approved on spot and got a stamp!

03/23/2012 - Green card in hand! :^D

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