You can change your tax withholding details any time, including filing status (single or married), number of allowances claimed, additional withholding, and tax exempt status.

Make tax-withholding changes

Go to AtlasAbout Me, and choose Tax Withholding from the menu on the left to change:

Please note the links above go to the IRS 2017 forms. These links will be updated as soon as the IRS releases the new form and withholding calculator.

Prefer to submit a paper form to change your tax withholding info? You’ll find the form and instructions for submission here.

Increase or decrease your additional withholding

Click on Tax Withholding from the Atlas menu. Enter the extra amount you would like to have withheld from your pay in the “Additional Withholding” field. This will increase the taxes withheld from your pay. The sum you indicate will continue to be withdrawn from your pay unless you make further changes to this form. 

Keep in mind that taxes are calculated and withheld before deductions are taken (for your health insurance and 401K, for example). When you increase your tax withholding amount, be sure you will have sufficient funds after taxes to cover your deductions.

Change your tax-exempt status

To change your tax-exempt status, go to AtlasAbout Me, and choose Tax Withholding from the menu on the left. Click on Edit, then Tax Exempt and select "yes" or "no" when the drop down box appears. If you choose “yes,” no federal taxes will be deducted from your pay.

You can make changes to your state tax withholding as well.

Review withholding for international employees and students

See further details on managing your foreign national tax status on the VPF website.  Alternatively, if you are an international employee, consult with the International Scholars Office (ISchO), or an international student, consult with the International Students Office.

The Details

Make tax-withholding changes

Go to AtlasAbout Me, and choose Tax Withholding from the menu on the left to change:

Please note the links above go to the IRS 2017 forms. These links will be updated as soon as the IRS releases the new form and withholding calculator.

Prefer to submit a paper form to change your tax withholding info? You’ll find the form and instructions for submission here.

Increase or decrease your additional withholding

Click on Tax Withholding from the Atlas menu. Enter the extra amount you would like to have withheld from your pay in the “Additional Withholding” field. This will increase the taxes withheld from your pay. The sum you indicate will continue to be withdrawn from your pay unless you make further changes to this form. 

Keep in mind that taxes are calculated and withheld before deductions are taken (for your health insurance and 401K, for example). When you increase your tax withholding amount, be sure you will have sufficient funds after taxes to cover your deductions.

Change your tax-exempt status

To change your tax-exempt status, go to AtlasAbout Me, and choose Tax Withholding from the menu on the left. Click on Edit, then Tax Exempt and select "yes" or "no" when the drop down box appears. If you choose “yes,” no federal taxes will be deducted from your pay.

You can make changes to your state tax withholding as well.

Review withholding for international employees and students

See further details on managing your foreign national tax status on the VPF website.  Alternatively, if you are an international employee, consult with the International Scholars Office (ISchO), or an international student, consult with the International Students Office.

Did You Know?

You can customize your direct deposit preferences online to add an additional account.
Research and teaching assistant stipends are considered earned income and are subject to income tax withholding requirements.
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