How Do You Fill Out Form W-4 For New Employees?
Form W-4 is a federal tax form that must be filled out by new employees before they receive their first paycheck. Filers must indicate the number of personal allowances they are taking, including dependents, to determine how much money will be withheld for payroll taxes. Here’s how to fill out the form. Request that new employees bring two forms of identification during their first day of work. Form W-4 and other state and federal tax forms require government-issued identification to establish identity. Two popular forms of identification used on tax forms are driver’s licenses and Social Security ID cards. Make copies of the new employee’s ID while she fills out Form W-4. These copies will be submitted with tax forms to the IRS before the first pay period is complete. Ask new employees to read the included W-4 instructions before filling out the form. Employees who skip over this information may bypass a section that needs to be filled out or fill out a section that does not apply to