What Is Form W-4?
  • 27 Feb 2024
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Form W-4 (Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate) is a United States federal form (Internal Revenue Service). Employers use the form to ensure the correct amount of federal income tax is withheld from a hire's pay.

Onboard is set up to manage Form W-4 for new hires. Once hires become employees, they do not use Onboard to change Form W-4. Employers provide other ways for employees to change Form W-4.

In Onboard:

  • Form W-4 can be configured as either as a required or optional task.

  • The electronic signature (eSignature) used by a new hire to sign Form W-4 lawfully represent the signature that the person would typically provide on a hard copy of the form.

Reports can be pulled for all W-4 and I-9 fields. This is in combination with Job & Applicant entity fields.

For more information on Form W-4, refer to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate.