The new Form W-4 for 2020 is different. Really different. In December 2019, the IRS released a new Form W-4 for 2020. The first major redesign since 1987, it’s much different than any previous version.

Form W-4, aka Employee’s Withholding Certificate, instructs employers on how much tax to withhold from an employee’s paycheck. Any employees beginning a new job in 2020, or any current employees wishing to change their withholdings, will face a drastically different form.