I work. Don't we all? But the thing is that I am only going to work half the year, since I'm returning to college this fall. I'll be lucky to make $8000 or so. Right now, I claimed a 1 on my employer w-4 form. Since I know that I'll be paying almost no tax and any that I do has already been taken out of my paychecks already, can I claim a higher number? I really only fit the criteria to claim a 1, but is it illegal to claim a 2, 3, or 4 if you're not really entitled to it? Any thoughts would really be helpful. Thanks.