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IRS Launches New Tax Withholding Estimator Online Tool

The Internal Revenue Service is alerting the small business and self-employed community about its recent launch of a new IRS Tax Withholding Estimator online tool. It replaces and expands the previous IRS Withholding Calculator.

The new tool offers a mobile-friendly, step-by-step way for employees, self-employed individuals, and retirees to tailor the amount of income tax withheld from their wages, self-employment income and pension payments. Other features include:

  • The ability to more effectively project either a tax due amount close to zero, or a refund amount during filing time.
  • Self-employment tax for individuals who have self-employment income in addition to wages or pensions.
  • A new progress tracker to help users see how much more information they need to input.
  • The ability to move back and forth through the steps, correct previous entries and skip questions that don’t apply.
  • Tips and links to help the user quickly determine if they qualify for various tax credits and deductions.
  • A mobile-friendly design.

The IRS continues to urge everyone to do a Paycheck Checkup and review their withholding for 2019. This is especially important for those who faced an unexpected tax bill or a penalty when they filed earlier this year.

For more information, see: IRS launches new Tax Withholding Estimator; Redesigned online tool makes it easier to do a paycheck checkup.