The Wage Bracket Percentage Method Tables show the gross wage brackets that apply to each withholding percentage rate for employees with
up to nine withholding allowances. These tables also show the computation factors for each number of withholding allowances and the applicable wage
bracket. The computation factors are used to figure the amount of withholding tax by a percentage method.
Two kinds of Wage Bracket Percentage Method Tables are shown. Each has tables for married and single persons for weekly, biweekly,
semimonthly, and monthly payroll periods.
The difference between the two kinds of tables is the reduction factor subtracted from wages before multiplying by the applicable percentage
withholding rate. In the tables for Computing Income Tax Withholding From Gross Wages on pages 26-29, the reduction factor includes
both the amount for withholding allowances claimed and a rate adjustment factor as shown in the Alternative 2--Tables for Percentage Method
Withholding Computations on page 24. In the tables for Computing Income Tax Withholding From Wages Exceeding Allowance Amount on
pages 30-33, the reduction factor does not include an amount for the number of allowances claimed.
Use the kind of wage bracket table that best suits your payroll system. For example, some pay systems automatically subtract from wages the
allowance amount for each employee before finding the amount of tax to withhold. The tables for Computing Income Tax Withholding From Wages
Exceeding Allowance Amount can be used in these systems. The reduction factors in these tables do not include the allowance amount that was
automatically subtracted before applying the table factors in the calculation. For other systems that do not separately subtract the allowance amount,
use the tables for Computing Income Tax Withholding From Gross Wages.
When employers use the Wage Bracket Percentage Method Tables, the tax for the period may be rounded to the nearest dollar. If rounding
is used, it must be used consistently. Withheld tax amounts should be rounded to the nearest whole dollar by (1) dropping amounts under 50 cents and
(2) increasing amounts from 50 to 99 cents to the next higher dollar. Such rounding will be deemed to meet the tolerances under section 3402(h)(4).
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