Adjust your withholding or make a tax payment

Posted 11/17/2019



If you received a smaller refund than expected or owed an unanticipated tax bill this year, consider  adjusting your withholding to help protect against having too little tax withheld and facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year. Or, you may prefer less tax withheld up front and receive more in your paycheck.

Take these actions to get ready for next year:

Make estimated or additional tax payments now if the tax withheld from your salary, pension or other income doesn’t cover the 2019 income tax that you’ll owe for the year.  Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals also has a worksheet to help you figure your estimated payments. Visit to explore payment options.