REPT 20-01, New Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate
Published: January 3, 2020
Effective: Pay Period 26, 2019
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.
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:
The following data elements are being added to the Workforce Profile subject area/Workforce Biweekly folder and PACS Tax subject area/Employee folder:
- Multiple Jobs or Spouse Works - Holds more than one job at a time or married filing jointly and spouse also works. Valid values are and .
- Total Amounts Claim Dependents - Total dollar amount for dependents claimed.
- Other Income - Tax withheld for other income. This may include interest, dividends, and retirement income.
- Other Deductions - Deductions other than the standard deduction to reduce withholdings.
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 (). To view and/or print this information, select from the drop-down menu on the NFC Home page. At the HR and Payroll Clients page, select from the .
For more information on the redesigned Form W-4 go to the IRS Web site.
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