Payroll Services

2016 W-2 Form Fast Facts

  • Individual W-2 Forms are available for viewing and printing from myWSU beginning January 18, 2017. W-2 Forms will be mailed during the fourth week of January to employees's mailing address
  • File your income taxes electronically free at this IRS sponsored site:
  • 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, 2017, go to myWSU and use your browser print key to print a copy, or call Payroll Services at 335-9575 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: Additional 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 (employee + employer data provided by Health Care authority)
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 2016 is $118,500.
  • The standard deduction amounts for heads of households rises to $9,300 for tax year 2016 ($9,250 for tax year 2015). The other standard deduction amounts for 2016 remain unchanged. $6,300 for singles and married persons filing separately and $12,600 for married couples filing jointly.
  • The personal exemption amount for 2016 is $4,050 ($4,000 in 2015).


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 refund hotline at 1-800-829-1954 or using IRS' automated refund service at 1-800-829-4477.

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1042S forms will be mailed in February to those non US citizens who had an unqualified scholarship or any amount paid as exempt under a tax treaty.

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