What changed about W4s for 2020?
The Federal Government redesigned the W4 (also known as Form W-4) that employees fill out in order to better determine the amount to withhold for income tax from each payroll check. Notable changes are enhancements for persons with multiple jobs and the elimination of withholding allowances. See: FAQs about the 2020 W4 from the IRS.
Can 2019 W4s still be used for 2020?
Yes. Per the IRS, employees are not required to fill out a new W4. Withholdings may be based on their most recent W4 from 2019 or prior.
Does Procare support the new W4s for 2020?
In the short term, Procare will continue to support the W4 format used in 2019 and prior. We will release an update in the first quarter to accommodate both the 2019 and 2020 formats. We have intentionally chosen to delay the change in order to have the least possible customer impact.
Which W4 should I use for new employees?
For the time being, Procare recommends the 2019 W4. See: Download a 2019 W4 from the IRS.
Will the amount withheld still be correct?
The amount withheld on an individual paycheck is only an estimate. The actual amount for which that person is responsible is determined when they file their personal income tax returns the following year. If an employee wishes to withhold more, go to the Employee Withholdings Screen for that person in Procare, double-click Federal Income Tax, and use the “Additional Withholdings” box.