Federal and State Tax Withholding
All employees are required to complete federal and state withholding certificates. Failure to provide Payroll with a valid withholding certificate will result in the withholding tax to be withheld at the highest rate of “Single” marital status.
It is recommended you complete new tax withholding form(s) when changes to your personal or financial situation change. For more information on withholding and when you must furnish a new Form W-4, see IRS Publication 505.
You may change your withholding elections at any time by completing the appropriate income tax withholding forms below:
- Federal tax withholding changes, click here.
- If you claim exemption from withholding Federal taxes on your W-4, be sure to review the Exemption from Withholding section of IRS Publication 505 or consult your tax consultant to determine if you’re eligible to claim this exemption.
State tax withholding, click here.
A withholding certificate is required to be completed for the state in which you perform the services for Centenary. If your home state does not have a reciprocal tax agreement with Louisiana, you should expect to file two state tax returns: one as a resident for the state where you are living, and one as a nonresident for the state where you work. To learn more please visit: Filing Taxes When You Live in One State and Work in Another
o Contact the Payroll Office at 318-869-5127 for the correct state withholding certificate if you live outside of Louisiana.
How to complete or make a change to your existing Federal Tax withholding
- Filling Out the W-4 Form | Personal Finance 101 – this video runs about 4 minutes and provides a good brief intro
- How to fill out the IRS Form W4 2023 – this video runs about 14 minutes and provides a more thorough review
- Step-by-step instructions on how to fill out a W4 – these are written instructions
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.