W-2's were mailed to home addresses again this year. Here are some Q&A’s regarding Form W-2 that may be helpful when reviewing 2022 W-2 tax data.
1. How do I get my Form W-2?
Current and Former Employees – W-2 Forms were mailed via the USPS on January 25, 2023 to current mailing addresses that the Simsbury Public Schools Human Resources have on file. Employees can also view and print W-2 forms from the Employee Access Center by logging into the URL -. https://lws.simsburyschools.net/schooleac5/Login.aspx
2. My wages on my W-2 do not match my final pay stub of the year. What is the problem?
Form W-2 is a summary of the taxable earnings received in a calendar year while pay stubs reflect total gross earnings. To convert from total gross earnings to taxable earnings, you need to subtract the nontaxable deductions (Section 125 deductions – medical/dental/vision, flexible spending account deductions including dependent care deductions, employee health savings account contributions) and retirement deductions including pension and 403(b) plans. These deductions are itemized in box 12, 13, and 14 of the W-2.
3. My W-2 does not reflect my current salary. How come?
Your W-2 does not reflect your fiscal year salary; it reflects taxable, calendar year wages. The payroll dates that your W-2 covers are from 01/14/22 – 6/17/22 and 07/01/22 – 12/30/22. See question #2 for a description of taxable wages.
4. How many payroll dates were there in calendar year 2022?
There were 26 payroll dates in calendar year 2022. The number of payroll dates can change from year to year due to things like Leap Year.
5. I either didn’t receive or lost my W-2 Form; what do I do?
If you are a current or former employee and didn’t receive your printed W-2 by January 31st, you can log onto the Employee Access Center to print a copy of your W-2 or contact Jennifer Murphy, Payroll Specialist. Please be sure to confirm your address with the Payroll Dept before making the request. Send requests to: email@example.com
6. The Name or Social Security Number is wrong on my W-2; what should I do?
Your name and SSN must match the information on your Social Security Card. Send a copy of your Social Security card, the incorrect Form W-2 and a note requesting a W-2 correction form to Jennifer Murphy, Payroll Specialist to have another W-2 printed and mailed to you.
7. My address on the W-2 is incorrect; what should I do?
A corrected W-2 is not required for a change in address. If you need to change your address, contact Jennifer Murphy, Payroll Specialist.
8. What if I didn’t have any federal or state taxes withheld according to my W-2?
You would not have had any federal and state withholding taxes if you claimed an exemption from federal / state withholding on your W4 form for the year (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate). Check your tax status through your Employee Access Center by logging into the URL - thttps://lws.simsburyschools.net/schooleac5/Login.aspx. In addition, if your earnings are under a certain threshold, you may not have been subject to any federal and state withholding taxes. You can change your Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate to adjust your federal and state withholdings at any time.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Murphy, Payroll Specialist, regarding payroll inquires.