2018 Federal Withholding Tables are Now Available

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The IRS has released Notice 1036 that contains the 2018 Federal withholding tables. These tax tables have been published to the CertiflexDimension web update system and are now available for automatic downloading. Reminder, due to the late passage date of tax reform legislation, the 2018 Federal tax table withholding changes were not in the regular 2017 year-end CertiflexDimension release that contained the majority of other 2018 State and Social Security Administration withholding tables.

IRS Newsroom Links

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-statement-withholding-for-2018

“The IRS released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month.
The updated withholding information, posted on IRS.gov, shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018. Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than Feb. 15, 2018. They should continue to use the 2017 withholding tables until implementing the 2018 withholding tables.”
Employee W4 Forms

The IRS is indicating that the new withholding tables are designed to work with the existing Employee W4 forms but that will possibly be changing in the near future. Employers will want to review the following IRS Newsroom link for additional information on Employee W4 forms.
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-withholding-tables-frequently-asked-questions

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