If an employee is currently claiming exempt for their federal or state withholding, that exemption will expire on Feb. 15, 2019. Employees who wish to continue their exempt status are required by law to supply their employer with new tax withholding forms for each year.
To update your tax information before Feb. 15, go to the Employee Self Service website. Once you are in ESS, you must follow three steps to continue your exempt status: review your withholding status, select renew, and save the record. These steps must be completed for federal and state if you want to be exempt for both. If you review the records but fail to save them, your exempt status will expire on Feb. 15. You must review, renew, and save your information by Feb. 15.
If ESS is not updated by Feb. 15, the exempt status will be changed to withhold at the default tax rates, which is single and 0 exemptions for federal and single and one exemption for state.
Please pass along this information to the employees in your department. If you have any questions, contact HR-Payroll Shared Services at 443-997-5828.