All DHHS (and other state) employees must complete a new Form NC-4EZ or Form NC-4 tax withholding form for tax year 2014.
As a result of recent law changes, how you determine the number of allowances for tax year 2014 will differ from previous years.
Most taxpayers will not be entitled to as many allowances, and as a result, more taxpayers will claim zero (0) allowances.
Additionally, you are no longer allowed to claim a N.C. withholding personal exemption for yourself, your spouse, your children, or any other qualifying dependents.
DHHS Director of Human Resources Mark Gogal has spelled out what employees must know and do to prepare for the new requirements in a memo issued Dec. 4. (click here for Mark Gogal’s memo).
The memo includes links to the Form NC-4 EZ and the Form NC-4 needed to determine your N.C. tax withholding selections.
One more step – you also must logon to Beacon ESS (Employee Self-Service) to enter your N.C. tax withholding selections. Those selections must be entered by Jan. 17, 2014 in time for the January payroll deadline. If no changes are made, your N.C. tax withholdings will remain at the current default of ‘Single’ with ‘no allowances’ beginning with your January 2014 pay.
If you have questions about entering your N.C. tax withholding selections in Beacon ESS, have your Beacon personnel number available when you contact your local Human Resources Office, or Best Shared Services at 1-866-622-3784 (or, in the Raleigh area, 919-707-0707).
For questions about completing your Form NC-4 EZ or Form NC-4 and/or changes to your tax withholding allowances, call N.C. Department of Revenue at 1-877-252-4487.