IRS issues 2019 draft Form W-4

The IRS has issued a 2019 draft of Form W-4 plus instructions. Early release drafts are at, and may remain there even after the final release is posted at Comments can be submitted to The 2019 Form W-4 has new lines and withholding is calculated in a different way from previous Forms W-4. The form is designed to give more accurate withholding from paychecks. The Form W-4 instructions are now separate and have more information to help figure adjustments to withholding. The instructions expand on the Summary of the Instructions on the back (page 2) of Form W-4. (Draft 2019 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, Draft 2019 Instructions for Form W-4, June 2018.)

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