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Federal Tax (W-4)

The Federal Tax (W-4) option allows users to view their current Federal tax data, establish a new Federal income tax withholding, make changes to their existing Federal income tax withholding data, or claim total exemption from Federal tax withholding.

The following changes can be made to existing Federal income tax withholding data:

If there was no Federal tax owed in the previous tax year and it is expected that no Federal tax will be owed for the current year, total exemption from Federal tax may be claimed. However, a total exemption from Federal tax must be filed after February 15 of each year.

If the duty station is located in the Republic of Panama, Virgin Islands, Guam, and the northern Mariana Islands, then exemption from Federal income tax may apply. For more information, the user should contact their servicing personnel or payroll office.

If 11 or more exemptions are claimed, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be notified and the user will be placed under IRS control. Once under IRS control,ESS cannot be utilized to increase the number of exemptions. To increase the number of exemptions, the Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (W-4) must be submitted to NFC. Users can also use this option to decrease the number of exemptions. Users should contact their servicing personnel or payroll office for additional information.

If wages exceed $200 per week and total exemption from Federal tax withholding is claimed, the IRS is notified.

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Entering and Modifying a W-4

See Also

Personal Information

Debt Management

Direct Deposit

Earnings and Leave Statements

Ethnicity and Race Identification (ERI), Gender, and Disability

Financial Allotments

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Insurance

Health Savings Account

Life Insurance

Leave

Residence Address

State Tax

Thrift Savings Plan

TSP Catch-Up

Veteran Status and Preference

W-2

1095-C

Miscellaneous