The New Form W-4 Draft is Here

The IRS has issued a new draft of the 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.

The redesigned Form W-4 no longer uses the concept of withholding allowances, which was previously tied to the amount of the personal exemption. Employees who have submitted a Form W-4 in any year before 2020 will not be required to submit a new form merely because of the redesign.

The IRS has posted a draft of the new proposed form, as well as an extensive FAQ about the redesign.

Read more from the IRS here.

The near-final draft is expected to be released in July.


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