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Why Aren’t Arizona State Taxes Withheld from My Paycheck?

Arizona does not allow withholding to be deducted or retained from wages paid for domestic service in a private home. This does not mean that AZ income taxes are not due on these wages, it simply means the employer is unable to withhold and remit them for their household employees.

If my employer cannot withhold my Arizona state income tax, then how do I pay it?

Arizona provides individual estimated tax payment forms to be filed quarterly. They also provide instructions on how to fill out the Arizona Form 140ES to ensure you’re filing correctly to avoid any penalties and late fees.

How do I know how much to pay?  I want to make sure I set aside enough each pay period.

The Withholding Calculator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you the correct amount of tax withheld from your paycheck.

The Calculator helps you determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form A-4 Arizona Withholding Percentage Election. You can use your results from the calculator to help you complete the form and adjust your income tax withholding.

HWS is Here to Help You!

If this still sounds complicated, we can help.  HWS knows most families want to pay their household employees legally and ensure the employee receives workers compensation and unemployment insurance protections. Employers also want to establish a principled relationship with their employee who is caring for and interacting with precious family members. Getting the relationship started on the right footing, including complying with legal and tax formalities, helps set the tone for the relationship.  Call us at 1-800-626-4829, so that we can guide you through federal and AZ state information, so you can get it set up right from the start.