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Review Your Tax Withholding Status for 2018

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    Please remember to review and make any necessary changes to your W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate) for the 2018 tax year. This review will help you determine if your filing status and/or number of withholding allowances will need to change for the new tax year.

    You may review and make changes to your W-4 in Workday via the Pay worklet -> Actions -> Withholding Elections.

    Exempt W-4 Expires on February 15, 2018

    If you are currently claiming “exempt” from withholding tax status and wish to continue this exemption for 2018, you must complete a new Form W-4 by February 15, 2018. An exemption is only good for one year. If a new W-4 is not received, the university must begin withholding federal income tax as single, with zero withholding allowances.

    You may review and make changes to your W-4 in Workday via the Pay worklet -> Actions -> Withholding Elections.

    2018 Social Security Changes

    The Social Security Administration has announced that the 2018 social security wage base increases to $128,400 (from $127,200 in 2017). The maximum social security tax that employees and employers will each pay in 2018 increases to $7,960.80 (from $7,886.40 in 2017).  There is no limit on the wages subject to Medicare tax; covered wages are subject to the 1.45 percent. Taxable wages in excess of $200,000 are subject to an additional Medicare tax rate of 0.9 percent.

    International Employees

    Non-Resident Alien employees who currently hold a J-1 or F-1 Visa should complete and submit a 2018 Foreign National Information Form along with copies of the following documents to the Payroll Office by December 31, 2017.

    • Copy of Passport
    • Copy of Visas ( all Visas within the last 3 years)
    • Copy of I-20, DS-2019
    • Copy of I-94

    Ways to submit your form and documents:

    • Email to
    • Fax to 305-284-5395
    • Hand deliver to University of Miami Payroll Office ( Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 1320 South Dixie Highway, Suite 760, Gables One Tower

    Go Paperless for Free Parking

    Faculty and staff who elect to receive their W-2 year-end tax documents electronically by December 31, 2017, will not only help protect their sensitive information but be entered to win a year of free parking or Metropass cards.

    If you have any questions, please call the Total Rewards Payroll Office at 305-284-3004, Option 2 or e-mail at



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