New W-4 for 2020

The IRS updated the Form W-4 with significant revisions designed to make accurate income-tax withholding easier for employees in 2020. For your convenience, we have attached the new Form W-4. Additionally, to help employers navigate this change, we have compiled a list of the top five (5) changes employers should know about the new 2020 Form W-4:

  1. Current employees do not need to submit a new Form W-4 to their employers due to the redesign.
  2. All new employees hired as of January 1, 2020 must complete the new Form W-4.
  3. Current employees who would like to adjust their withholdings must use the new Form W-4. 
  4. Employees may need more time to complete the new Form W-4 than they did to complete the previous versions. Employers should allow employees to take the new Form W-4 home rather than complete it on their first day.  Employees can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator, a tool found on the IRS website, to help them complete the new Form W-4.
  5. Since Employers are not required to have existing employees complete the new Form W-4, Employers will need to program their payroll system to accommodate the existing withholding calculation, as well as the new method.

If you have any questions regarding the revised Form W-4, or any other HR needs, call HR Partners at 785-233-7860.

What our clients say...

City of Topeka Public Works

Jason M. Peek, Ph.D., P.E.
Public Works Director
City of Topeka
 

“I just wanted to say thank you for your help the past few months with implementing change in our organization.  I thought yesterday’s staff meeting went well and have received positive feedback from the meeting.  Thanks again for your help in improving our team!”