The IRS has webinar that is very helpful, as well as an FAQ page(both links are below). Sections 1 and 5 are the only required portions of the new form. The other 3 sections need to be completed only if applicable.


My understanding is that current employees are grandfathered but that any future changes must be made on the new form.


NEMRC has given the option to enter a pre-2020 W4 or a new W4 and they have customized  the page for the new form.


NEMRC also released a webinar on how to handle these new changes in NEMRC.


IRS Webinar-


IRS FAQ- ttps://



Travis Sabataso

HR Director

Town of Essex/Village of Essex Junction

81 Main Street

Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-857-0113 (Phone)

802-857-0095 (fax)


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Yes, I have seen it, my daughter started a new job on Monday, and asked me to help her, and we noticed that there was no place for her to put 0.  She had to wait and get HR to help her.....not sure what the outcome was.


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Staci R. Sargent, Town Clerk & Delinquent Tax Collector
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This is the biggest mess I've seen in a while.  No idea what they are looking for!



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On February 26, 2020 at 12:38 PM Town of Stamford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Has anyone seen the new 2020 W-4 form?

I printed one out for a new worker.  What happened to being able to claim Single and 0 dependants?  There is no place to fill in a 0 for dependants.

1)  I’m not sure how to interpret the form to answer his question, and

2)  I’m not sure how I’m even supposed to enter the information into Nemrc for a new employee.  His total under “Step 3 Claim Dependents “ is 4500.

Has anyone else figured this out yet?



Lori A. Shepard

Stamford Town Clerk

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Stamford, VT 05352

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