The IRS recently released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. This reflects the changes made by the tax reform legislation that was enacted last month.
The updated withholding information, posted on IRS.gov, shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018. Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018. They should continue to use the 2017 withholding tables until implementing the 2018 withholding tables.
The new withholding tables are designed to work with the Forms W-4 that workers have already filed with their employers to claim withholding allowances. Employees don't have to do anything at this time.
The new law makes a number of changes for 2018 that affect individual taxpayers. The new tables reflect the increase in the standard deduction, repeal of personal exemptions and changes in tax rates and brackets.
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