We are coming up on the beginning of the year and I want to show you a free tool called the IRS Withholding Calculator.
I use the IRS Withholding Calculator to make sure I don’t give the IRS an interest-free loan but also to make I have had enough money withheld by my employer. I usually aim for a refund of 100 or to pay 100.
Just to be clear, just because you get a refund doesn’t mean you are giving the IRS an interest-free loan. Everyone’s tax situation is different but there are people who earn a middle-class income but struggles when an unexpected $400 expense comes up but they receive a 4 figure refund each year. I want you to give yourself a raise during the year, if possible, so you can use that extra money to save, pay off debt, invest, or use for your goals.
Check out my demo of the IRS Withholding Calculator.
Let me know if you have any questions about the demo in the comments below.