Federal Form W4 Wizard

Find your state’s W4 forms

The Form W4 Withholding wizard takes you through each step of completing the Form W4. The Form W4 provides your employer with the details on how much federal, and in some cases, state, and local tax should be withheld from your paycheck.. To learn more about the Form W4, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do independent contractors file a W-4?

No. Independent contractors, freelancers, and consultants submit a Form W-9 to a hiring business.

What’s the difference between Forms W-4 and W-2?

Employees submit a W4 to their employer to define how they want their Federal Income Tax (FIT) withheld. An employee fills this out upon hiring and then anytime they want to make changes.

Employers submit a W2 each year (due Jan 31) for each employee to document how much they were paid and how much Federal Income Tax was withheld the previous year. W2’s are sent to the IRS, as well as distributed to each employee which they use to file taxes. To save time filling out your W2s, try out PaycheckCity Payroll for an inexpensive self-service payroll solution.

What are state withholding forms?

State withholding forms are tax documents completed by employees to have their employer withhold specific amounts on paychecks for their state taxes. It is similar to the federal Form W-4 that tells the employer about the employee’s withholding needs for federal taxes. Typically the states without income tax don’t have their own state W-4 since they don’t collect income tax. Otherwise most states have their own state W-4 form and update them annually.

Download the latest version of your state’s withholding forms by selecting your state below.

In 2020, what was changed in the Federal W-4?

The IRS redesigned the Federal W-4 form in 2020 that eliminated withholding allowances and made it easier for employee withholding to match your tax liability. Employees are currently not required to update their W4 on file if it’s in the old format. However if you do need to update it for any reason, you must now use the new Form W-4, which you can fill out using the wizard above.
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State W4 Forms

Select your state from the list below to see its withholding forms.

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Minnesota
  24. Mississippi
  25. Missouri
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska
  28. Nevada
  29. New Hampshire
  30. New Jersey
  31. New Mexico
  32. New York
  33. North Carolina
  34. North Dakota
  35. Ohio
  36. Oklahoma
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Rhode Island
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming
  51. Washington DC
  52. Puerto Rico
  53. American Samoa
  54. Guam
  55. Northern Mariana Islands
  56. US Virgin Islands
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