Federal Tax Withholding Exemption | Finance and Administration | Kent State University

Federal Tax Withholding Exemption

 Employees can update federal withholding information by selecting Employee / Resources / Earnings & Benefit Elections from the main menu. Select the Employee Main Menu link, then Tax Forms.  Click on W4 Tax Exemptions or Allowances and Update at the bottom of the page. 

The federal tax deduction status can be set to Exempt by clicking on the drop down box mid page, selecting Exempt and clicking on the Submit Changes box on the bottom left.  The effective date of the change will automatically populate based upon the next pay period available for updates. 

By selecting exemption, the employee certifies that he/she meets the conditions for exemption as detailed in the Instructions and Flow Chart available for review below.

Instructions - IRS Publication 505       

W4 Exemption Flow Chart