Employee tax exempt status expires Feb. 15

Employees claiming exempt status for their federal or state withholding are required to update their tax information each year before Feb. 15. If employees do not update their status, the exemption will expire on Feb. 15, 2024.

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're logged in to ESS, review your withholding status, select "renew," and save the record for both federal and state tax if you wish to be exempt for both.

  • If you review the records but do not save them, your exempt status will expire on Feb. 15.
  • You must review, renew, and save your information before 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" for federal and "single with one exemption" for states that allow exemptions.

For questions, contact HR-Payroll Shared Services at 443-997-5828.