REPT 20-01, New Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate

Published: January 3, 2020
Effective: Pay Period 26, 2019

Summary

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a new 2020 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, to reduce the form's complexity and to increase transparency and accuracy in the withholding system. The redesigned Form W-4 no longer uses the concept of withholding allowances, which was previously tied to the amount of the personal exemption.

Affected Systems

System

System Impact

Insight

The following new W-4 fields are being added to the Workforce Profile subject area/Workforce Biweekly folder and PACS Tax subject area/Employee folder:

  • Multiple Jobs or Spouse Works
  • Total Amounts Claim Dependents
  • Other Income
  • Other Deductions

Implementation

The following data elements are being added to the Workforce Profile subject area/Workforce Biweekly folder and PACS Tax subject area/Employee folder:

Note: The Filing Status and Extra Deductions fields used for both the old W-4 and the new W-4.

Resources

View HRPAY Bulletin 20-02, New Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate and INQUIRY Bulletin 20-01, New Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate.

For additional information and updates, users can access the Insight resource materials on the National Finance Center (NFC) Web site (http://www.nfc.usda.gov). To view and/or print this information, select HR and Payroll Clients from the MyNFC drop-down menu on the NFC Home page. At the HR and Payroll Clients page, select Insight: Reporting and Analytics from the HR/Payroll Initiatives.

For more information on the redesigned Form W-4 go to the IRS Web site.

Inquiries

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