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How to Sign a W-4 Form: Comprehensive Guide

The W-4 form refers to the Employee's Withholding Certificate. You should fill it out and give it to your employer to enable them to take the right federal income tax from your pay. Then your withholdings are reviewed by the IRS. This form is available online, and there are ways on how to sign a W-4 document on the desktop. You can also electronically sign a W-4, and here you will find out how to do it quickly.
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Signing W-4 Form Step-by-Step

In PDFLiner, you can open any document, edit it, and sign it online. This service provides an extensive library with various forms you might need on the website. If you don’t know how to get form W-4, there is a detailed guide on PDFLiner as well. When the form is finished, you can sign it following these steps below.

Step 1: Open a signature field

There is a signature field at the end of the form (it’s step 5). Click on it, and the window appears.
blank form W-4 on PDFliner

Step 2: Add a signature or choose the existing one

In this window, you can see the previously added signatures if you used our service before. You can choose one of them, and the form will be automatically signed. If you’re a new user, press the button “Add New Signature.”
window for added signatures

Step 3: Make a new signature

There are four ways you can make a signature. You can write your name at the top of the window that will appear, and the editor will create a handwriting copy. If you want, you can also draw a signature (choose “Draw”). There is also a possibility to upload a photo of your handwritten signature from a computer (choose the “Upload” option) or capture it with a web camera (choose “Capture”). The signature will be saved in your account if you log in or register.
Make a new signature

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is some additional information about the W-4 form you might need to make it look impeccable. If you want to discover more, open one in the PDFLiner editor and try to fill it out with our comprehensive instructions.
Who can sign form W-4?
This is the form for employees for withholding the federal income tax. You should either give or send it to your employer. But first of all, you should sign it at the bottom.
Can I e-sign a W-4?
You can sign a W-4 online on PDFLiner. The guide above is aimed to help you complete it effortlessly.
Can someone else sign a W-4 for me?
If you fill out the W-4 form, you should sign it by yourself. No third party can do it for you.
Sign Form W-4 with Electronic Signature Online
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Dmytro Serhiiev
Tax Consultant & Co-Owner at PDFLiner