Payroll is the department responsible for the following:
- Providing assistance to all employees of the University as it relates to their specific payroll questions
- Issuance of checks and direct deposit advice to employees paid on a weekly or semimonthly basis
- Processing of authorized salary and other compensation payments to employees
- Appropriate withholding and remittance of taxes and deductions from salary and other compensation payments
- Providing guidance to department administrators as it relates to specific payroll needs
Important update made by the IRS for the 2020 version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate
Due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018, the IRS has updated the 2020 version of Form W-4. Form W-4 is completed by each employee of the university to determine how much federal income tax is to be withheld from each paycheck.
The IRS is not requiring that all employees complete the updated form. It is to be used by employees hired after 2019 and can be used by employees that want to make a withholding change after 2019.
The IRS recommends that employees consider completing a new form each year or when their personal or financial situation changes. To assist employees with making adjustments to their withholding, the Tax Withholding Estimator on the IRS website is available. The IRS has also published Frequently Asked Questions that may be helpful when completing the updated form.
Form W-4 may be completed online by logging into MySlice or in person at the Payroll Service Center in the Skytop Office Building on south campus.