What you need to know about IRS Form W-4 for 2022.

Updated on August 22, 2022 - 10:30 AM by Admin, TaxBandits

IRS Form W-4 is used to capture information about an employee’s federal tax withholding information. In the 2020 tax year, this form was completely updated. If you haven’t needed to file a Form W-4 since the form was changed, here is an overview of what’s new for the 2022 tax year.

The following topics are covered in this article:

1. What is Form W-4?

The W-4 is an IRS employment form. It is not filed with the IRS, but it is requested by employers when determining the correct federal income tax withholding for their employees. Generally, this form is completed by new employees during the onboarding process, however current employees should complete this form anytime they have a notable change in their circumstances such as a marriage, child, buying a home, etc.

2. What are the New Changes in Form W-4 for 2022?

The Form W-4 was basically overhauled in the 2020 tax year. Anyone who is unfamiliar with the new Form W-4 should note that there are now five portions to complete and only Step 1 and Step 5 are required for everyone that completes this form.

This includes the employee’s basic information (name, SSN, filing status, etc.) and their signature.

There are a few minor changes to be aware of when completing Form W-4 for the 2022 tax year.

  • The amounts on the Multiple Jobs Worksheet - Step 2(b) have been updated for 2022.
  • The following amounts have been updated on Deductions Worksheet - Step 4(b), line 2
Fields 2021 2022
Married filing jointly/ qualifying widower $25,100 $25,900
Head of household $18,800 $19,400
Single or married filing separately $12,550 $12,950

3. When is the Deadline to Complete the 2022 Form W-4?

Since this is a request for information rather than an IRS tax form, the W-4 has no specific deadline. However, it is important that employees complete this form when they start a new job or have a change in their circumstances. This could be getting married, buying a home, having a child, or starting a second job.

The sooner the new W-4 is completed, the sooner the employer can adjust the federal income tax withholding accordingly. This prevents the employee from owing/being owed more in federal taxes at the end of the tax year.

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  1. 1. The employer sends their employee an invitation to complete Form W-4.
  2. 2. The employee completes the digital copy of Form W-4.
  3. 3. The employer is notified when the employee submits Form W-4.
  4. 4. The employer can view/ download Form W-4 as needed.

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