Making Work Pay Tax Credit: Notice to Employees
Changes in Income Tax Withholding
New withholding tables may reduce the amount of income tax withheld from your wages. The new withholding tables will go into effect for the Biweekly paycheck available Friday, March 27th and the Monthly paycheck available Tuesday, March 31.
The new tables, prescribed by the Department of the Treasury, reflect the Making Work Pay credit and other changes resulting from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
You do not have to submit a Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to get the automatic withholding change. However, if you have more than one job or are a married couple whose combined income places you in a higher tax bracket, you may elect to submit a revised Form W-4 to ensure enough withholding is held to cover the tax for your combined income. You may claim fewer withholding allowances on line 5 or request additional amounts to be withheld on line 6. For additional help, get IRS Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding? or use the “Withholding Calculator" on the IRS website.
- View and print your Pay Stub
- Understand Your Pay Stub
- Suppress printing of your Direct Deposit Pay Stub
- Form W-4 Employee's Federal Withholding Allowance Certificate
- Form W-4ME Employee's Maine Withholding Allowance Certificate
- Maine Withholding Variance Certificate
If you have a question about your paycheck, direct deposit, time entry or any other payroll related question, contact your local university's human resources office. Be prepared to give your Employee ID number.
Last Updated: July 30, 2009