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New W-4 Withholding Certification

All new employees hired after January 1, 2020 must complete the 2020 W-4. Employees who previously completed a W-4 will only need to complete the updated form if they are making changes to their withholdings.

Employees without changes to their withholdings, do not need to complete this form and no action is needed. For employees hired before January 1, 2020, the District will continue to compute withholdings based on the previously completed W-4 unless a new W-4 is completed. To change withholdings, a new W-4 must be completed in PeopleSoft. To complete the form, employees should login to PeopleSoft at ess.dc.gov, select Self-Service, Payroll and Compensation, and finally W-4 Tax Information. A job aid on completing the W-4 in PeopleSoft is below. For more information, please visit the IRS’ Form W-4 Frequency Asked Questions website at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-2020-form-w-4.