Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,An employee may change the number of withholding allowances or his or her withholding rate (marital status) on Form W-4 for any number of reasons, such as a marriage, a change in the number of dependents, or a change in the amount of itemized deductions or tax credits anticipated for the tax year. If an employer receives a revised Form W-4 from an employee, they must put it into effect no later than the start of the first payroll period ending on or after the 30th day from the date they received the revised Form W-4.The exception for this is if the employer received a "lock-in" letter form the IRS. This letter states that the employer must withhold at the rate the IRS determines.
If an employee qualifies, Form W-4 is also used by the employee to tell the employer not to deduct any federal income tax from his or her wages. To qualify for this exempt status, the employee must have had no tax liability for the previous year and must expect to have no tax liability for the current year.
If you had a tax liability for the previous year you are not qualified to claim exempt yet.
The only way to "get back" your withholding is when you file a tax return.
You are most welcome
I had no tax liability for 2012. That being said any suggestion to get my employer in compliance?
You can explain to them that you know they have extended the time to comply. That may seem aggressive but in reality, that is what they have done.
Here is a link to the IRS page that explains thishttp://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc753.html
In case you need to send them a copy
Yes I will do so thanks. I am not concerned about being aggressive at this point. Thank you for your help!
Again, you are welcome
Your positive rating is always thanks enough.
I have been working for this company for almost 4 months now and they are still not honoring my W4 stating that I am exempt. (And I am based on the criteria you have stated).
I have a feeling the change is never going to occur unless I get aggressive with them.
I have informed my contact in payroll that I am aware of the 30 day limit for making the change.Any suggestions as to how to proceed?