How many times can an employee change their state and federal tax deductions in a calander year?

A couple times a year I change my tax deductions to exempt to get a little more money in my paycheck. I understand I am responsible for the taxes I owe as a whole. Can an employer legally stop you from changing your tax deductions for this reason? As an example, I went exempt for 3 payroll periods this summer to help pay for the 4 weddings we had. After those 3 weeks were up, I changed my deductions back to what they were.

Asked on August 21, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no legal limit or restrictions; your exemptions are your business or concern, and you may change your designation as often as you like. Your designation, and when to change it, is your choice; you may change it at will.


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