A W4 is a form for your employer to know how much withholding they need to withhold from your paycheck each pay period. Unfortunately, finding the correct amount to withhold is not as straightforward as it seems. The W4 withholding tables were originally designed for single earner households, which can make finding the correct way to fill one out to get the desired amount of withholding hard and confusing.
One helpful tip is that the "married" and "single" options on the W4 do not have to reflect your exact situation. What this means is that even if you are married, you may mark the W4 form "single" in order to have more withholding taken out. The single rates are set to withhold at a higher rate than the married rates.
We at Burch and Associates are here to help you out. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you might have.