Do I Need to Withhold Federal Income Tax With Two Dependents?

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Having two dependents can often reduce the amount of federal income tax you will owe, but not always. You may still be required to have federal income tax withheld from your wages each pay period depending on your filing status, income amount, and allowances claimed. You will need to use the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) withholding calculator or complete a new Form W-4 to determine if you are supposed to have federal income tax withheld.