Payroll Services 2018 W-2 Form Fast Facts

2018 W-2 Form Fast Facts

  • Individual W-2 Forms are available for viewing and printing from myWSU beginning January 20, 2019. W-2 Forms will be mailed during the fourth week of January to employee’s mailing address.
  • File your income taxes electronically free at this IRS sponsored site: https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
  • 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, 2019, go to myWSU and use your browser print key to print a copy, or call Payroll Services at 335-9575.
  • If you use proprietary software (like Turbo-Tax) to complete your personal income taxes, you may use any control number value you wish.
  • Separated employees can obtain a copy of their W-2 through Web PBS.
  • Additional tax forms:
    • 1099R- sent to WSU retirees who receive RET payments from WSU not from Washington State Department of Retirement System.
    • 1099Misc- distributed through Accounts Payable.
    • 1098T- distributed through Student Financial Services.
  • 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 401KThrift Savings Plan (Reductive)
    Catchup Thrift Savings Plan (Reductive)
    Additional TSP (Reductive)
    Code E 403BTIAA 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)
    SRA TIAA CREF (Reductive)
    Code G 457State Deferred Comp (Reductive)
    Code PMoving Expenses
    Code WHealth Savings Account (employee + employer data provided by Health Care authority)
    Code BBRoth 403b deductions
    Code DDCost of employer-paid medical
  • Box 14-Other includes the personal use of leased vehicles.
  • The Social Security maximum wage in 2018 is $128,400.
  • The standard deduction amounts for heads of households rises to $18,000 for tax year 2018 ($9,350 for tax year 2017). The other standard deduction amounts for 2018 are $12,000 for singles and married persons filing separately ($6350 for tax year 2017) and $24,000 ($12,700 for tax year 2017) for married couples filing jointly.

IRS SERVICE PROVIDES ONLINE REFUND INFORMATION

Taxpayers can quickly go online this year and check the status of their individual federal income tax refunds. Where’s My Refund? – at www.irs.gov – 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.

2018 IRS Forms & Instructions for