KPA California HR Newsletter — March 2018

by Camille Bradbury on March 5, 2018

New W-4 Form Released 

The IRS just posted an updated W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate to help address the tax cuts that go into effect in 2018.

Employers are not required to collect new W-4 forms in 2018. However, the IRS encourages employees with the following circumstances to review their current withholding amount to avoid unexpected tax bills or penalties during the 2019 tax season.

  • Have two incomes or are in two-income families.
  • Work only part of the year.
  • Have dividends or capital gains from securities held in taxable accounts.
  • Claim the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit or other credits.
  • Itemized deductions in 2017.
  • Have high incomes and more complex tax returns.

Employees may now update and submit their W-4 forms to employers. The IRS’ withholding calculator helps employees determine the right amount of tax to withhold from their paychecks.

March 2018 Regulatory Updates — Read more

– Documents Released for California Immigrant Worker Protection Act
– California Employers Can Prohibit Recreational Marijuana Use at Work
– California Pay Stub Reminders
– Pointers for California’s Salary History Ban

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Camille BradburyKPA California HR Newsletter — March 2018