IRS replaces Federal W-4 Form

From: Payroll Department

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is replacing the Federal Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Certificate) effective Jan. 1, 2020.

After Jan. 1, 2020, all new Virginia Tech employees or existing employees making a change to their tax withholdings will need to complete the new W-4. While existing employees are not required to complete the new form if they have no changes, we encourage all employees to regularly review their withholdings in preparation for the upcoming year.

Additional information about the new W-4 including these frequently asked questions, as well as 2020 tax tables, is available on the IRS website. Please note, while the new W-4 is final, the tax tables for the upcoming year are not. The tables are marked as “draft” on the IRS website.

Virginia Tech is currently making system preparations so that employees will be able to complete the new W-4 electronically in Hokie SPA. Between Dec. 31, 2019 and Jan. 5, 2020, the electronic W-4 will be disabled in Hokie SPA as the new form is loaded into the system. Beginning Jan. 6, 2020, the new electronic W-4 will be available for employees who need to complete it. As a reminder, withholdings for any employee who does not have a W-4 on file with payroll will default per IRS regulations.

If employees have questions, contact VTW2@vt.edu.