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Tax Exempt status will expire on February 15, 2014

If an employee is currently claiming exempt for their Federal or State withholding, that exemption will expire on February 15th. Employees that wish to continue their exempt status are required by law to supply their employer with new tax withholding forms for each year.

Please visit Employee Self Service (ESS) at http://ssc.jhmi.edu/hr_payroll/ess_home.html to update your tax information prior to 2/15/2014.

Once you are in ESS and you wish to continue your exempt status you must review your withholding status, select renew, and save the record. You must do this for both federal and state if you wish to be exempt for both. If you review the records but fail to save them your exempt status will expire on February 15, 2014. You must review, renew and save your information by February 15, 2014.

If ESS is not updated by February 15, 2014, the exempt status will be changed to withhold at the default tax rates, which is single and 0 exemptions for Federal and single and 1 exemption for State.

Please pass this information on to the employees in your department. If you have any questions, please contact HR-Payroll Shared Services at 443-997-5828.

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