Nonresident alien employees should complete the Federal W-4 Form according to IRS Notice 1392 – Supplemental Form W-4 Instructions for Nonresident Aliens. These guidelines also apply to the Michigan W4.
The summary of these guidelines are:
Federal W-4 – Federal Income Tax Withholding Form
Line 3 – Check the single box regardless of marital status.
Line 7 – Leave blank.
Michigan W4 – Michigan Income Tax Withholding Form
Line 6 – Enter same number that was entered on Line 5 of the Federal W-4
Line 7 – If the employee would like an additional amount withheld, enter a dollar amount.
Please contact Payroll Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-487-2130 with any questions.