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Post Date:  10/29/2018
Last Updated:  10/29/2018

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- www.irs.gov

Following feedback from the payroll and tax communities, the IRS will incorporate important changes into a new version of the Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020. The 2019 version of the Form W-4 will be similar to the current 2018 version.

The IRS will continue working closely with the payroll and the tax community as it makes additional changes to the Form W-4 for use in 2020. The new version will help employees improve withholding accuracy, and fully reflect changes included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

For the current 2018 tax year, the IRS continues to strongly urge taxpayers to review their tax withholding situation as soon as possible to avoid having too little or too much withheld from their paychecks. The IRS has a "paycheck checkup" withholding calculator posted on their website (www.irs.gov) that tax professionals are encouraged to use to make sure their clients have sufficient withholding for the 2018 tax year.

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