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Montana Form MW-4

Important news from the State of Montana. New to the 2019 calendar year, is the Montana Employee’s Withholding Allowance and Exemption Certification or Form MW-4. This new form is Montana preparing for the big changes happening to the Federal Form W-4 and the Federal Tax Tables for 2020. For now, Montana recommends that only new hires and anyone claiming exempt from MT Income Tax, fill this out.

The APA advises that if an employee asks a payroll practitioner how many allowances the employee can or should claim, the employee should be encouraged to perform a “Paycheck checkup”. This is done by using the IRS’s withholding calculator. The employee should determine the appropriate number of allowances to claim.

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