IRS urging certain groups of taxpayers to check payroll withholding

The IRS continues to urge taxpayers who haven’t yet done a “Paycheck Checkup” to do one as soon as possible to see if they’re having their employer withhold the right amount of tax after major changes in the tax law. The IRS Withholding Calculator can help taxpayers learn if they need to make changes soon to avoid an unwelcome surprise come tax time.

During the week of Aug. 13, the IRS is focusing on some groups of taxpayers who should especially check their withholding.

Please help us get the word out — the earlier people check and adjust their withholding, the more time there is for withholding to take place evenly during the rest of the year.

Information for you:

Information to share with your members, clients or employees through your website, emails, newsletters or other channels:

 News releases, Tax Reform Tax Tips and drop-in articles. These products are attached to this message, many of them in Spanish. News releases will be available on our Tax Reform News page as they’re issued this week. Tax tips and drop-ins will be on the Tax Reform Resources page as they’re issued.

Monday: Taxpayers who got a big refund in 2018 (news release, tax tip, drop-in)

Tuesday: Taxpayers with high income or complex return (news release, tax tip, drop-in)

Wednesday: Taxpayers who support dependents who can’t be claimed for the Child Tax Credit (news release, tax tip, drop-in)

Thursday: Taxpayers with children, other dependents (news release, tax tip, drop-in)

Friday: How to file a new Form W-4 (tax tip)

  • A new one-page flier. Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup, is attached in English and Spanish. The flier is also on our Resources page.

 Pub 5303 Paycheck Checkup Pub 5303 Revisión de cheque de pago      

  • Social media
  • Several social media images, GIFs and tweets are attached for you to use on your own social media accounts.
  • Retweet #PaycheckCheckup info and more from the IRS’s Twitter accounts:
  • @IRSnews – IRS news and tips for the public
  • @IRStaxpros – IRS information for tax professionals
  • @IRSenEspanol – IRS news and tips in Spanish

  • YouTube videos


Other resources and general information


Thank you for your consideration and continued partnership.