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2020 W4 form Entry on Line 4a

  • 1.  2020 W4 form Entry on Line 4a

    Posted Feb 20, 2020 05:23 PM
    Has anyone had an employee who completed the 2020 W4 form list an amount on line 4(a), and if so, how did you account for it on the Tax Information screen?  We were suggested to use the W4App on the IRS website and figure the weekly tax amount to withhold as additional tax, but there's so much information that we aren't going to know because it is a new employee. #HR and Payroll​

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    Chuck McLean
    Staff Accountant
    J&M Tank Lines, Inc
    Birmingham AL
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  • 2.  RE: 2020 W4 form Entry on Line 4a

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Feb 21, 2020 02:11 AM
    Chuck,

    I created a video you can view about this topic.

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/charlesallengpmvp_msdyngp-activity-6627643405277122560-RohL

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    Charles Allen
    Senior Managing Consultant
    BKD Technologies
    Houston, TX
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  • 3.  RE: 2020 W4 form Entry on Line 4a

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Feb 21, 2020 08:10 AM

    Thanks for sharing, Charles! 

    Just to confirm, watching your video suggests that the employer should essentially ignore any values the employee enters in 4(a) and 4(b), and 4(c) should be entered in the 'additional withholding' field on the Employee Tax Maintenance window. Is that what you were suggesting on the video, or am I misunderstanding?
    Thanks again!



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    Chris Hadden, CPP
    Product Management
    Greenshades Software
    jacksonville FL
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  • 4.  RE: 2020 W4 form Entry on Line 4a

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Feb 21, 2020 09:01 AM
    Correct. GP doesn't have a spot for 4(a) or 4(b). The employee should determine, based on that information or the worksheet, how much additional withholding to use.

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    Charles Allen
    Senior Managing Consultant
    BKD Technologies
    Houston, TX
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