filling out W-4 as EXEMPT
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Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#1 Jun 8, 2011
I've noticed that several employers in Cape County (Especially ManPower!) like to deter (or put off the filing in hope you give it up) their employees from using tax "EXEMPT" status! Tax withholding games that employers play can make you a victim of corporate fraud! This crime is publishable by State and Federal laws if proven. One tactic that ManPower uses is; "you didn't fill out the form(s) correctly!" ... BS! Contact your State Rep or Joanne Emerson! It is your right to file "EXEMPT!"
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#2 Jun 8, 2011
This might be dumb question, but why would you be exempt from having taxes withheld especially working through manpower. I was exempt from taxes before but I was working overseas with the military

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#3 Jun 8, 2011
guest wrote:
This might be dumb question, but why would you be exempt from having taxes withheld especially working through manpower. I was exempt from taxes before but I was working overseas with the military
hey guest! you missed the point again as usual, I'll say this for your spewage ... It sounds like the company you worked for treated you with respect and within the law and accommodated your request to have an "exempt" payroll status - that's good. FYI, this post's reason is an attempt to surface conversation with how the majority of Cape Girardeau county employers bully or trick employees to accept a higher tax rate holding - unjustly. Ask your self - Why would an employer do that? And who's doing it in Cape.
guest

Cape Girardeau, MO

#4 Jun 8, 2011
cuincr wrote:
<quoted text>hey guest! you missed the point again as usual, I'll say this for your spewage ... It sounds like the company you worked for treated you with respect and within the law and accommodated your request to have an "exempt" payroll status - that's good. FYI, this post's reason is an attempt to surface conversation with how the majority of Cape Girardeau county employers bully or trick employees to accept a higher tax rate holding - unjustly. Ask your self - Why would an employer do that? And who's doing it in Cape.
I was asking a legitimate question, you don't have to be a dick! I "missed the point as usual?" I got some "spewage" for you right in your mouth. Which isn't even a word anyway genius.

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#5 Jun 9, 2011
guest wrote:
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I was asking a legitimate question, you don't have to be a dick! I "missed the point as usual?" I got some "spewage" for you right in your mouth. Which isn't even a word anyway genius.
I am a dick! Yes I am! Idiots like you have created the word "SPEWAGE". Congratulations! So put that little thing you got back in your pants and "get off" this post!
unknown

Jackson, MO

#6 Jun 9, 2011
If you fill out your form exempt and you make more than 5700 a year you are already committing fraud yourself. Since 2005 employers no longer have to forward copies of w-4 exempt statuses to the IRS. Its also illegal to file exempt on purpose just to wait to pay in at the end of the year. If an employer let's you file exempt and you make more than 5700 and you're not a student they are assisting you in committing fraud. Maybe that's why they say you didn't fill the form out right?
frank

Dexter, MO

#7 Jun 10, 2011
You can put anything you want on the w4, if you put exempt they will not hold out as much tax but when you file the next year you WILL pay what you owe. If you dont' put exempt then they withold taxes and you don't have to pay or you get a refund. If you put exempt you are exempted till you hit the 5700 and then you have to pay after that but you will have to pay the tax on the 5700 after you file, now if you don;t make a lot it will just decrease or eliminate your refund. It just allows you to get more up front on your paycheck but trust me the govt will get it's money out of you... Same with deductions you can put 10 dependents on your w4 even if you have no kids but you will owe the money later when you file, now if you file your 1040 that you have 10 kids and yhou don't that is fraud and you will go to jail!!!

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#8 Jun 10, 2011
unknown wrote:
If you fill out your form exempt and you make more than 5700 a year you are already committing fraud yourself. Since 2005 employers no longer have to forward copies of w-4 exempt statuses to the IRS. Its also illegal to file exempt on purpose just to wait to pay in at the end of the year. If an employer let's you file exempt and you make more than 5700 and you're not a student they are assisting you in committing fraud. Maybe that's why they say you didn't fill the form out right?
Obviously you are not a CPA. Your "going to jail" & "fraud" statements are hilarious! An employer "has to" honor your request of EXEMPT status even if you were Bill Gates. How do employers know he isn't entitled an EXEMPT status, has 3 jobs or received a full tax refund based on his prior years taxes? The Answer = Employers don't know nor do they have a right to dishonor your EXEMPT request! Yes - there is a work sheet that accompanies the state & fed form(s) for people with no imagination on how to better handle their cash flow. No employer unless instructed by the IRS is authorized to dishonor your EXEMPT request! No employee has to wait until the end of the year or breach the tax thresholds to pay their taxes and/or change their withholding status. Think people! Think! Employers are using "your tax withholding money" and playing games with your EXEMPT request. Now that's fraud!
unknown

Jackson, MO

#9 Jun 10, 2011
cuincr wrote:
<quoted text>Obviously you are not a CPA. Your "going to jail" & "fraud" statements are hilarious! An employer "has to" honor your request of EXEMPT status even if you were Bill Gates. How do employers know he isn't entitled an EXEMPT status, has 3 jobs or received a full tax refund based on his prior years taxes? The Answer = Employers don't know nor do they have a right to dishonor your EXEMPT request! Yes - there is a work sheet that accompanies the state & fed form(s) for people with no imagination on how to better handle their cash flow. No employer unless instructed by the IRS is authorized to dishonor your EXEMPT request! No employee has to wait until the end of the year or breach the tax thresholds to pay their taxes and/or change their withholding status. Think people! Think! Employers are using "your tax withholding money" and playing games with your EXEMPT request. Now that's fraud!
I think you should give examples... Of employers that are doing this and how instead of just ranting about and bitching about something that you seem to be the only one aware of. You might get more responses that way

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#10 Jun 10, 2011
unknown wrote:
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I think you should give examples... Of employers that are doing this and how instead of just ranting about and bitching about something that you seem to be the only one aware of. You might get more responses that way
Great idea! This might get some attention?!?! Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when they ask / want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.
Diane

Moberly, MO

#11 Jun 10, 2011
You can claim 0 or 1 if you're single it doesn't matter. It will all be settled come income tax time.

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#12 Jun 10, 2011
Diane wrote:
You can claim 0 or 1 if you're single it doesn't matter. It will all be settled come income tax time.
Diane - We are talking about withholding games that employers play ... hum ... as in the EXEMPT status! You know, line 7 on the MO or FED W-4 Certificate??? What do you mean 0 or 1?

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#13 Jun 10, 2011
Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when they ask / want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.
Diane

Moberly, MO

#14 Jun 10, 2011
cuincr wrote:
Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when they ask / want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.
Look dumba ss, it's just a form you fill out so the employer takes out the appropriate tax. Some choose to have more taken out each week and get more back at the end of the year. Some want the least possible taken out so they can have the money in their hands now. Either way it all comes out come tax time. There's no getting around it then.
Some don't take out enough each week and then are sorry come filing time.
You really don't know what the hell you're talking about so leave it to those of us who do.
Diane

Moberly, MO

#15 Jun 10, 2011
cuincr wrote:
Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when they ask / want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.
Here, I'll type slower so it will maybe sink into your pea brain.
When a new employee is hired, one of the standard forms that she will be asked to fill out is a W-4. This tax form allows the employee to claim personal exemptions, such as for a spouse and dependent children. Employers use this information to calculate federal and state taxes withheld from the employee's paycheck during the year.
Tax withholding is a procedure whereby employers deduct money from your paycheck and forward it to the government as an advance payment on income taxes that you are expected to owe at the end of the year.
Exemptions are claimed on Form W-4, allowing an employee to reduce the amount of withholding tax deducted from each paycheck. The more exemptions claimed, the smaller the withholding amount. Conversely, claiming "0" exemptions will result in the maximum amount of tax being withheld.
Each exemption that you claim on your W-4 form decreases your taxable income by $3,650 as of 2010. For example, if your annual salary is $33,650 and you claim one exemption, your withholding amount will be based on a $30,000 annual salary.
You may claim as many exemptions as you are legally entitled or as few as you wish. For example, if you are entitled to claim one exemption, you can choose to claim one or zero. Each exemption that you claim lowers the amount of money withheld from your paycheck.
Generally, if you would prefer a large refund at tax time, claim fewer exemptions. If you would rather have your tax withholding more closely match your expected tax liability, increase the number of exemptions claimed on your W-4.
Diane

Moberly, MO

#16 Jun 10, 2011
cuincr wrote:
Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when they ask / want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.
It's true. You CAN claim exempt on your W-4 and they won't withhold taxes. However, employers are obligated to report exempt claims to the IRS which will flag you for audit. That doesn't mean they'll be coming to get you next month. No indeed. They will wait and watch your earnings and hit you when they deem it most profitable. They WILL get theirs whether you like it or not. Worst of all, penalties and interest will apply for however long it takes them to get around to auditing you.

The only way you can claim exempt legitimately is if you're claimed by someone else (typically, like an 18 year old who works part-time at Burger King.

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#18 Jun 10, 2011
Sorry. Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when you ask or want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.
unknown

Chicago, IL

#19 Jun 10, 2011
cuincr wrote:
<quoted text>ooohhhh now I get it! "0" is your IQ and # "1" is what you think of yourself. GET OFF THIS POST IDIOT!
What is it that you do for a living? I'm just curious because it seems that all these people that know the law that are posting you just keep bashing. Are you just trying to cheat the system and not pay taxes? Or find people who dont pay taxes? Where did you work that neglected to let you file exempt?

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#20 Jun 10, 2011
unknown wrote:
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What is it that you do for a living? I'm just curious because it seems that all these people that know the law that are posting you just keep bashing. Are you just trying to cheat the system and not pay taxes? Or find people who dont pay taxes? Where did you work that neglected to let you file exempt?
Focus "UNKNOWN" Focus! Has anyone gotten the run around from any employer in Cape County when you ask or want to file EXEMPT? Anyone? What have you been told and go ahead and be specific about "who" the employer is.

Since: Apr 11

Mars, 4th Planet from Sun

#21 Jun 10, 2011
unknown wrote:
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What is it that you do for a living? I'm just curious because it seems that all these people that know the law that are posting you just keep bashing. Are you just trying to cheat the system and not pay taxes? Or find people who dont pay taxes? Where did you work that neglected to let you file exempt?
What difference does it make what I do? "All these people" sound like the same employers sharpening their skills! LOL. The only cheaters are specific employers who have succeeded in manipulating you into "their goal". Cape County is really good at. Most people are ignorant to this EXEMPT issue. Try looking at the first post I made here.

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