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Changes to 2019 W-4

  • 1.  Changes to 2019 W-4

    Posted Dec 05, 2018 07:42 AM
    @Terry Heley, do you know if there will be any changes in how we set up employees due to the upcoming changes in the W-4 starting with the 2019 tax year? If an employee chooses to submit a new W-4 and uses the new format, where will we put that information so that their payroll taxes calculate correctly? Any guidance you can provide will be greatly appreciated!​

    Barbara Gavron
    Chapter Leader - Jacksonville **GPUG Chapter of the Year 2018**
    Atlantic Beach / Jacksonville FL

  • 2.  RE: Changes to 2019 W-4

    Posted Dec 05, 2018 08:13 AM
    Hi Barbara, the changed were pushed to 2020 on the W4 form so we should not have to worry about it this year!

    Terry Heley
    HR/PR expert
    West Fargo ND

  • 3.  RE: Changes to 2019 W-4

    Posted Dec 06, 2018 09:42 AM
    Hi @Barbara Gavron,

    Based on a call I was on earlier this week, we can expect an early draft of the 2020 W-4 in the March 2019 timeframe and a mostly-final draft at the end of May 2019. It looks like the new W-4 will be a major rework from the current one, but, the IRS is looking for ways to be backwards compatible so that you won't be required to have all employees complete a new W-4. Time will tell on that and we should have more information on this once the March draft is released.

    All the best!​

    Tom Franz, CPP
    Client Engagement Director, Client Services
    Integrity Data
    Lincoln IL

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