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TAXES 11-23, Arizona State Income Tax Withholding

Title: I, Payroll/Personnel Manual
Chapter: 28, Section 2, Tax Formulas (TAXES)
Bulletin: TAXES 11-23, Arizona State Income Tax Withholding
Date: April 15, 2011
To: Subscribers of Tax Bulletins

Beginning with wages paid for Pay Period 12, 2011, the National Finance Center (NFC) will make the following changes to the State of Arizona income tax withholdings:

Note: If the employee chooses to use another percentage rate, he/she must file a new Arizona Form A-4, Employee's Arizona Withholding Percentage Election, (see attachment) indicating his/her selection.

When entering the Arizona state tax percentage, enter the percentage rate as shown below. Precede with a zero, but do not enter the decimal point.

Percentage Rate Data Entered
0.8% 008
1.3% 013
1.8% 018
2.7% 027
3.6% 036
4.2% 042
5.1% 051

To view the updated tax formula, go to NFC's Home Page ( and click the Publications link at the top of the page. At the Publications page right-hand menu, click Tax Formulas and select the appropriate state from the map provided. Changes to the tax formula are identified by "Left Arrow Right Arrow."

For questions about NFC processing, contact the Payroll/Personnel Call Center (Option 3, then Option 1) at 1-800-981-3026 or the EmpowHR Help Desk at 1-888-367-6955.


RANDY L. SPEED, Director
Government Employees Services Division