2018 Tax Reform Information

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new 2018 tax charts to support the tax reform bill (The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). The Clemson University Payroll Office communicated these changes in early February and implemented the new tax charts beginning with your February 15 paycheck. The impact for existing employees was most likely a decrease in federal income tax resulting in an increase in take-home pay. 

What this means for you

Your tax return for 2018 may change significantly from your 2017 return, and it is important to be informed.

The IRS has developed a Withholding Calculator to help you estimate your 2018 tax liability. View the quick reference guide below for step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the Withholding Calculator using information from your Clemson University paystub. Beyond utilizing these tools, you might also consider seeking advice from a tax accountant. 

Additional Withholding

To establish additional withholding throughout the remainder of 2018 or change your withholding for 2019, access the digital HR Self-Service W-4 or submit a paper W-4.

For additional assistance, contact Payroll@clemson.edu or call 864-656-2000.

Click below to access the quick reference guide for using the IRS Withholding Calculator.

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The IRS has issued the following press releases to help you prepare for the upcoming tax season:



DISCLAIMER: THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES, THE PAYROLL DEPARTMENT AND CLEMSON UNIVERSITY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ASSIST ANY STUDENT OR EMPLOYEE WITH ANY IRS TAX FORM PREPARATION OR TAX-RELATED QUESTIONS. THE INFORMATION INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE IS INTENDED FOR YOUR BENEFIT. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO A CERTIFIED TAX PREPARER OR A LOCAL IRS FIELD OFFICE.

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Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672

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