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2012 W-2 Fast Facts

  • W-2 Forms are forwardable if you have a mail forward on file within the last six months at the United States Postal Service.
  • If you have not received a W-2 Form by January 31, 2013, go to myWSU and use your browser print key to print a copy, or call Payroll Services at 335-9577 and request a replacement copy. It takes 24 to 36 hours for replacement forms to be produced.
  • If you use proprietary software (like Turbo-Tax) to complete your personal income taxes, you may use any control number value you wish.
  • The values in Box 1 and Box 2 of form W2 are the figures used in reporting income to the Internal Revenue Service. 
  • Box 12:
  Code D 401K - GTN 080: Thrift Savings Plan (Reductive)
    GTN 087: Catchup Thrift Savings Plan (Reductive)
    GTN 238: Addl TSP (Reductive)
  Code E 403B - GTN 008: TIAA CREF (Reductive) only if age 50 or older and contribution is 10%
(this is the optional amount between 7.5% and 10% times your YTD Retirement Gross Wages)
  GTN 106: SRA TIAA CREF (Reductive)
Code G 457 - GTN 108: State Deferred Comp (Reductive)
Code P - Moving Expenses
Code W - Health Savings Account
Code BB - Roth 403b deductions
Code DD - Cost of employer-paid medical
  • Box 14 Other includes the personal use of leased vehicles.
  • The Social Security maximum wage in 2012 is $110,100. In 2013 the maximum wage is $113,700.
  • The amount of supplemental pension / Workers’ Compensation that employees may claim on IRS Schedule A for 2012 is $89.47.
  • The standard deduction amounts for 2013 increase to $12,200 for married couples filing jointly or surviving spouses ($11,900 in 2012), $6,100 for single taxpayers and married taxpayers filing separately ($5,950 in 2012), and $8,950 for heads of household ($8,700 in 2012). Note that under ATRA 2012, the standard deduction for married taxpayers filing jointly is permanently set at 200% of the standard deduction for single taxpayers.
  • The personal exemption amount for 2013 is $3,900 ($3,800 in 2012). Note that under ATRA 2012, the phase-out of the personal exemption for higher income taxpayers is reinstated and begins at $250,000 of adjusted gross income for single taxpayers, at $300,000 for married couples filing jointly or surviving spouses, at $150,000 for married taxpayers filing separately, and at $275,000 for heads of household.


Taxpayers can quickly go online this year and check the status of their individual federal income tax refunds. Where’s My Refund? - at - is the first IRS web-based service giving taxpayers direct access to their personal tax account information.

Non-web-enabled taxpayers can get the same information by calling IRS’s new refund hotline at 1-800-829-1954 or using IRS’ automated refund service at 1-800-829-4477.

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