IRS issues new form for 2020 employee withholding

Dec 11, 2019
Written by wpengine

The Internal Revenue Service has made major revisions and issued a new W-4 employee tax withholding form for 2020.

The main points about the form to remember are:

  • All new hires as of January 1, 2020 must use the new form.
  • Current employees are not required to complete a new form but can choose to adjust their withholding on the new form.
  • Any adjustments made after January 1, 2020 must be recorded on the new form.
  • Employers can still compute withholding based on information from employees’ most recently submitted Form W-4 if employees choose not to adjust their withholding.

The new form is designed to make accurate income-tax withholding easier for employees.

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