Download IRS Form W-4P 2019 Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments
How to Fill out W-4P Form?
- If you have a complicated tax situation, for example, you have a working spouse, a large income outside your pensions, or there is more than one annuity or pension, you can use the calculator at the IRS official website to determine your tax withholding accurately;
- The IRS W-4P Form includes three worksheets - Personal Allowances Worksheet, Deductions, Adjustments, and Additional Income Worksheet, and Multiple Pensions/More-Than-One-Income Worksheet. You can use them instead of a calculator to determine the number of withholding allowances you need to claim;
- Once you file the form, it will stay in effect until a new form is submitted. You have a right to submit a new document once your life situation changes and you refigure your withholding, for example, when you retire and your pension is now your only source of income, you can claim an additional allowance;
- There are periodic payments for which you cannot use this form. Retirement pay for service in the Armed Forces, tax-exempt organizations' deferred compensation plans, and payments from nonqualified deferred compensation plans are already defined as wages subject to income tax withholding. Ask your payer whether the pension withholding tax form applies.
W-4P Form Instructions
Instructions for Form W-4P are as follows:
- Enter your full name and your social security number;
- State your home address;
- Write down the claim or the identification number that belongs to your annuity or pension contract;
- Indicate if you do not want federal income tax withheld from your annuity or pension;
- State total number of allowances and marital status you claim for withholding from each annuity payment or periodic payment. There are three options - single, married, married, but withhold at a higher single rate;
- Write down the additional amount you want to be withheld from each annuity payment or pension;
- Sign and date the form.
IRS W-4P Related Forms
- IRS Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, also known as the IRS employee withholding form, is a document completed by employees to let the employer know how much money to withhold from their paychecks for federal taxes.
- IRS Form W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request is a document used to ask the payer to withhold federal income tax by individuals who receive social security payments, unemployment compensation, or other dividends and distributions that can be defined as a government payment.
- IRS Form W-4S, Request for Federal Income Tax Withholding from Sick Pay is a document the employee needs to give to the third-party payer of the sick pay, for example, an insurance company if the employee wishes federal income tax withheld from the payments.