Withholding Info W4/W5 US - Change Existing Record

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Use this procedure to make a correction to an employee’s Withholding Allowance W4/W5 US (IT2010) infotype record.


In order to process payroll, employees must have an active Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) infotype record.

Please note per the Education Jobs and Medicare Assistance Act the W5 has not been used since 2010.

Federal tax overrides from Add. Withh. Info. US (0234) infotype will appear in Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210) records. Federal tax overrides cannot be maintained directly in Withholding Info W4/W5 US (0210). Refer to Add. Withh. Info. US procedures.

  1. Step 1

    Enter transaction code PA30 in the command field and click the Enter button.

    Command field with transaction code PA30.

  2. Step 2

    Complete the following field:

    • Personnel no.

    Personnel no. field selected.

  3. Step 3

    Click Enter to populate the employee information.

  4. Step 4

    On the Payroll tab, select the Withholding Info W4/W5 US radio button.

    Payroll tab with Withholding Info W4/W5 US selected.

  5. Step 5

    Click the Overview button.

  6. Step 6

    Select the record you wish to correct radio button.

    Tax Withholding Info W4/W5 record to correct selected.

  7. Step 7

    Click the Change button.

    • Using the Change button overwrites the existing record and should only be used when making corrections.

  8. Step 8

    Enter the necessary changes to the record.

    Withholding Info W4/W5 changes to the record selected

    • The Allowance Withholding (Original) should only be used if the employee’s form is dated prior to January 2020. Use Redesigned (TCJA) if the employee’s form is dated January 2020 to current.

    • If changing a record dated prior to 1/1/2020, you must click Enter two times to populate the new 2020 selections.

    • In most cases, the Start and To dates should not be changed.  Changing the Start or To dates will delete the record being updated.

    • When making a retroactive change in accordance with the specific check date, retroactive changes will only process the initial period if another infotype record is also maintained for the same pay period.

    • HRMS will not retroactively collect taxes from an employee, but will refund an employee and correctly adjust the employer amounts (both collect or refund). 

    • The Filing Status, Credits for dep., Tax Exempt Ind., Add.withholding, Other income, and Deductions fields should be completed based on the employee’s Form W-4 – Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate selections.

    • Filing Status should contain the box checked in Step 1(c) of the Form W-4:

      • Single or Married filing separately:
        • 01 or 03
      • Married filing jointly (or Qualifying widow(er))
        • 04 or 08
      • Head of household
        • 06
      • NOTE:  Do not use 02 as it is for employees that have an active Form W-4 from 2019 or earlier.

      Filing Status pop-up box.

    • The Use Higher Withholding Rates Schedule indicator should be checked if the employee has checked the box in Step 2 of the Form W-4.

    • Credits for dep. should reflect the total amount in Step 3 of the Form W-4.

    • The Tax Exempt Ind. field determines if the employee is exempt from taxation. The field will default to not exempt.

    • Using the Tax Exemption indicator “Y” will make the wages exempt from taxation and not reportable to the IRS.

      • Example for this indicator:  Payments processed for deceased employees.

      Using the Tax Exemption indicator “R” will make the wages exempt from taxation and earnings reportable to the IRS.

      • Example for this indicator:  Employees who submit a W-4 with the filing status of “exempt.” Employees claiming except from withholding will write the word ‘Exempt’ in the space under Step 4(c) of the Form W-4.
    • Add.withholding should contain the amount in Step 4(c) of the Form W-4.

    • The Non-resident tax calculation indicator should be selected for an employee designated as a non-resident for payroll tax calculation purposes. See Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities.

    • Other income should contain the amount in Step 4(a) of the Form W-4.

    • Deductions should contain the amount in Step 4(b) of the Form W-4.

  9. Step 9

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  10. Step 10

    Click the Save button.