(For Wages Paid Through December 2009)
This publication contains the new income tax withholding percentage and wage bracket method tables. It also includes the revised advance earned income credit (EIC) payment percentage and wage bracket method tables. The revised formula percentage method, wage bracket percentage method, and combined withholding tables are also found in this publication.
For the calculation of income tax withholding on pensions, the new withholding tables also apply.
These new tables have been developed due to changes to the tax law made in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The IRS asks that employers begin using these tables in lieu of the applicable previously published tables as soon as possible, but no later than April 1, 2009.
Because this publication combines withholding tables from both the Publication 15 (Circular E), Publication 51 (Circular A), and Publication 15-A, your applicable table may be on a different page from that shown in those publications.