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May 11, 2021

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Check Your Federal Tax Withholding Amount

The Federal Tax Reform Bill has changed the federal income tax withholding amount for most UW–Madison employees. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging taxpayers to make sure they are having the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. Doing a “paycheck checkup” can help prevent you from having too little or too much tax withheld. The IRS offers an online Withholding Calculator to help you determine the right amount of tax withholding for your situation. If you would like to make a change in how much federal income tax you have withheld from your paycheck, you will need to update your Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. To fill out a new W-4, log into MyUW and launch the Payroll Information module, or see your local payroll contact for assistance. Find the IRS Withholding Calculator at irs.gov/individuals/irs-withholding-calculator.
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Plan Now for Spring 2019 Accreditation Site Visit

In less than a year, a team of peer reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission will visit UW–Madison as part of a comprehensive accreditation evaluation that occurs every 10 years. The accreditation site visit is scheduled for March 25–26, 2019. This is the culmination of a multi-year, cross-campus effort to affirm that the university is delivering high-quality education. University departments are being asked to be aware of the dates to avoid a major scheduling conflict.
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Badger Sports Camps Offer Summer Fun

The UW–Madison Division of Intercollegiate Athletics offers summer camps for children and youth in a wide variety of sports. Camps are led by University of Wisconsin coaches, current and former student-athletes, and camp staff. At Badger Sports Camps, campers have fun while becoming better athletes in their respective sports. All camps are held on the UW campus. Details and registration instructions are available at uwcamps.com.
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Science Camp Provides Hands-On Experience

Registration is now open for Fun with Chemistry summer camps, offered by the Institute for Chemical Education at UW–Madison. Four week-long camps are offered in the afternoons starting June 18. At the camps, campers entering grades 5 through 8 get to carry out a variety of experiments in the lab. Camp themes focus on chemistry, invention, forensic science, and engineering. Pick-up and drop-off are at the Chemistry Building, 1101 University Ave. The cost is $230 per week, with partial scholarships available for those with financial need.
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