Title: Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4)

Acronym: IRS

Description: Employers must have new employees complete a Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Form W-4 tells the employer the employee's marital status, number of withholding allowances, and any additional amount to use when deducting federal income tax from the employee's pay. Employers do not submits W-4s to the IRS, but they must keep them on file.

Agency: Federal Government

Direct Agency: Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Form W-4 Information (includes links to form and instructions): https://www.irs.gov/uac/about-form-w4

Due Date: Must be submitted to the employer on or before the date that employment begins

Due Month: Various

Status: Active

Status Date: 0000-00-00