Federal Withholding Certificate (W-4)

What Is This Form For?

To identify and withhold the correct federal income tax from your pay.  If you do not submit this form, your withholdings will default to a filing status of “single” and you claim “0” allowances.

If you transferred from another state agency, your withholding elections will transfer with you.

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Is This Form Mandatory?


How to Complete This Form

Skip the paper by changing your federal withholdings online using NYS Payroll Online.


NYS Payroll Online


If you submit a paper form, you must send the signed original form.

Where to Submit This Form


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