Get W-4 and MW-R tax forms online

Get W-4 and MW-R tax forms online

From the Payroll Department

New Form W-4

The Payroll Department reminds employees (staff, faculty and students) that a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, can be completed at any time. The information from this form is used by Payroll to determine the federal and state income taxes to withheld from your paychecks.

A Form W-4 remains in effect until an employee provides Payroll with a new one. Generally, employees are not required to file a new form each year.   

Employees are encouraged to file an updated Form W-4 if withholding allowances have changed or will change in the next year. If employees expect to owe more taxes or receive a large refund when filing 2008 tax returns, they may consider completing a new form. Current withholding allowances are printed on pay stubs and also are available on Murphy Online under Employee Services.  

Use the IRS Withholding Calculator on its Web site for help in determining how many withholding allowances to claim. Employees also can ask their tax advisers for assistance with completing their Form W-4 at the time their 2008 tax returns are being prepared.  

Employees who claim they are exempt from federal income tax withholding must complete a new W-4 form by Feb. 15, 2009, to have that exemption continue into 2009.

Nonresidents: New Minnesota Reciprocity Forms (MW-R)

Employees who are not a resident of Minnesota also are required to complete a new MW-R form by Feb. 28, 2009, to continue exemption from Minnesota income tax withholding in 2009.

Get Form W-4 and MW-R form online

The Form W-4 and the Minnesota MW-R form can be accessed from the Payroll Web site. Employees should send the completed and signed form to Payroll at Mail #AQU 221.