May 11, 2018 FAC/STAFF

Reminder: New W4 and Withholding Calculator

The Internal Revenue Service has released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December. The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the tax law, including increasing the standard deduction, removing personal exemptions, increasing the child tax credit, limiting or discontinuing certain deductions and changing the tax rates and brackets.
People with more complicated financial situations might need to revise their W-4. With the new tax law changes, it’s especially important for these people to use the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov to make sure they have the right amount of withholding.
Among the groups who should check their withholding are:
• Two-income families.
• People with two or more jobs at the same time or who only work for part of the year.
• People with children who claim credits such as the Child Tax Credit.
• People who itemized deductions in 2017.
• People with high incomes and more complex tax returns.
Please note that it is NOT mandatory to submit a new W-4. Please see the links below for more information:
https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf
https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator

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