If you are an employee, the Withholding Estimator can help you determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, to avoid having too much or too little Federal Income Tax withheld from your pay. Click the link below to start.
If you are an employer and do not have an automated payroll system or a third party that prepares your payroll for you, and you want to know how much federal income tax to withhold on your employee’s paychecks, this publication from the IRS will help you determine that figure.
This publication will be automatically updated annually.
Not sure if you or your worker is an employee or independent contractor? Check out publication 1779 below from the IRS which gives you an overview of the differences between the two to help you better determine which you or they are. If you are still unsure, you may file form SS-8 (also below) to the IRS and they will make the determination for you!
The IRS defines medical expenses as "the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and for the purpose of affecting any part or function of the body. These expenses include payments for legal medical services rendered by physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical practitioners. They include the costs of equipment, supplies, and diagnostic devices needed for these purposes.
Medical care expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental disability or illness. They don't include expenses that are merely beneficial to general health, such as vitamins or a vacation.
Medical expenses include the premiums you pay for insurance that covers the expenses of medical care, and the amounts you pay for transportation to get medical care. Medical expenses also include amounts paid for qualified long-term care services and limited amounts paid for any qualified long-term care insurance contract."
IRS publication 502 will help you identify which medical expenses can and cannot be used on your tax return. Simply click on the expense category you would like to know more about and it will give you a brief overview.