How Many Exemptions can I Claim?

On a W-4, you can claim up to 9 exemptions without your employer being obligated to send the info to the IRS. When it comes time to file you taxes you will only be allowed to claim legitimate exemptions and then you will have to pay the back taxes that you did not pay by claiming the 9 exemptions that you claimed during the year. It is always best to claim the correct amount of exemptions when completing the W-4 form at the beginning of the year or when you are hired.