Attention, U.S. citizens and resident aliens—not applicable for NRAs:
If an employee is currently claiming exempt for their federal or state withholding, that exemption will expire on Feb. 15, 2019. Employees who want to continue their exempt status are required by law to supply their employer with new tax withholding forms for each year.
Please visit Employee Self Service, or ESS to update your tax information prior to 2/15/2019. Once you are in ESS and you wish to continue your exempt status, you must review your withholding status, select renew, and save the record. You must do this for both federal and state if you wish 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 are single and 0 exemptions for federal and single and 1 exemption for state.
Please pass this information on to the employees in your department. If you have any questions, contact HR-Payroll Shared Services at 443-997-5828.