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Los Rios employees can now view and make changes to their federal and California tax withholding details on the Employee Self-Service (ESS) portal.

View Your Current Withholding Details

Here's how to view your current federal and state withholding details:

  1. Log in to the ESS portal.
  2. Click Paycheck and Tax Information.
  3. Click on Tax Withholding.

Update Your Tax Withholdings in ESS

A few things to know before you get started:

  • This feature is not accessible on mobile devices.
  • This feature requires the use of Adobe Acrobat/Reader – make sure you are using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat/Reader. Learn how to install updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
  • Adobe Acrobat/Reader must be set as the default program for opening PDF files. Learn how to make Adobe Acrobat/Reader your default app for opening PDFs.
  • If you are using the Chrome browser, then check the following setting:
    • Click the three dot menu button in the top right corner and select Settings from the drop-down menu.
    • Under Privacy and Security, select Site Settings.
    • Scroll to PDF documents.
    • If not already set, then toggle switch to on position. The circle will be on the right when toggle is switched on.

Federal Form W-4

  1. Log in to the ESS portal.
  2. Click Paycheck and Tax Information.
  3. Click on Tax Withholding.
  4. Click on the Federal withholding details box – the Federal Tax Withholding Forms box will open.
  5. Under Updateable Forms, click on Federal Withholding Allowance Certificate.
  6. A warning box will appear. Read it carefully and select OK if you agree.

A PDF document will appear for you to update. Depending on your browser, you may see different dialog boxes. When prompted, open the PDF file for updating. If you are using Chrome, then you will need to open the file from the download bar at the bottom of your browser window. If you do not see a Submit button, then check your settings, firewall, update Adobe Acrobat, and/or change your browser to Chrome.

California Form DE-4

  • Log into the ESS portal.
  • Click Paycheck and Tax Information.
  • Click on Tax Withholding.
  • Click on the State withholding details box – the State Tax Withholding Forms box will open.
  • Under Updateable Forms, click on California Withholding Allowance Certificate.
  • A warning box will appear. Read it carefully and select OK if you agree.

A PDF document will appear for you to update. Depending on your browser, you may see different dialog boxes. When prompted, open the PDF file for updating. If you are using Chrome, then you will need to open the file from the download bar at the bottom of your browser window.