The new estimator also now helps estimate self-employment tax for those who are self-employed.
Other changes include:
- Plain language
- A progress tracker that allows the option of being able to move back and forth between steps
- Calculation of the taxable portion of social security
- Mobile friendly design
If you use the tracker it provides a summary at the end of how much you will either owe or be refunded. You also will be able to click the option, “Get my balance close to zero” or “I’d like to get a refund” to get information on how to update your W-2. Asking for a refund should result in a refund of $500 or larger based on your inputs.
Here is an example populated from entering random data: