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Taxes & Withholdings

Workday Transition

Please excuse references to Banner and BannerWeb as we continue to update our policies and web pages to reflect our transition to Workday.

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Withholding 

Federal tax witholding rates are based on the information provided in the Form W-4. Each employee completes a Form W-4 during thier orientation and may submit an updated form to change the witholding at any time. 

Download W-4

Massachusetts Tax Withholding

The Massachusetts Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate (Form M-4) information calculates the state tax witholding.  Each employee completes a Form M-4 during thier orientation and may submit an updated form at any time.  The M-4 allow s full time students to claim exemption from tax withholding if they earn less than $8,000 in the calendar year. 

Download M-4

Visit the Internal Revenue Service website for all services relating to income taxes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a list of state tax withholding forms.

For employees in other states, please contact payroll.


Form W-2

Smith College is required by the IRS to provide all employees with a Form W-2 for each calendar year to be used in completing the employee’s annual tax return. The Form W-2 details the employee’s compensation and tax withholding amounts for the year.

Current employees may choose to receive their W-2 forms online through the BannerWeb system. In making this election W-2 forms are accessible at any time.  

Sign Up/Revoke Electronic W-2 Consent

  1. Log in to BannerWeb via the Smith Portal
  2. Choose the Employee tab
  3. Select on Tax Information
  4. Select on Electronic W-2 Consent
  5. Select the My Choice box to consent or revoke to receive W-2 electronically and then Submit