|Year-End Processing Schedule
Employee copies of 1998 W-2 forms will be prepared by the Office of the State
Comptroller (OSC) and mailed to the agency payroll units for distribution before February
W-2's for the 1998 calendar year will include earnings paid on checks
Administration 1/7/98 through 12/23/98
Institution 1/1/98 through 12/31/98
An employee who has worked for more than one State agency during the
year, in most circumstances, will receive one W-2. Workers Compensation supplemental
payments will continue to be included in the W-2 statements.
When possible, lost time should be processed in a subsequent payroll
period though time entry. AC230's should only be used for complete refunds or if no other
options are available.
In order that the refunds for the checks of 1998 be properly reflected
in the W-2 issued to each employee, the following deadlines must be adhered to:
A. For Institution agencies, submit AC-230's so that they will be
received in the Office of the State Comptroller no later than January 4, 1999.
B. For Administration agencies, submit AC-230's so that they will be
received in the Office of the State Comptroller no later than December 28, 1998.
If AC-230's are not received by these deadlines, the agency payroll unit
wll be responsible for replacing the original W-2's with corrected W-2 forms.
1998 W-2 Form
The information which will appear on the W-2 is described below:
Box 1 Wages, Tips and Other Compensation
Taxable wages are reported in this box.
Box 2 Federal Income Tax Withheld
The total federal income tax withheld is in this box.
Box 3 Social Security Wages
The wages subject to Social Security taxes, not to exceed
Box 4 Social Security Tax Withheld
The Social Security tax deducted, not to exceed $4,240.80.
Box 5 Medicare Wages
All wages subject to Medicare taxes. There is no salary cap on
Box 6 Medicare Tax Withheld
The Medicare tax deducted.
Box 9 Advance EIC Payments
The total earned income credit paid to employee.
Box 10 Dependent Care
The total dependent care deductions.
Box 12 Taxable Fringe Benefit
The taxable fringe benefit amount. This amount is included in Box 1,
and will be the sum of the value of personal use of a State vehicle,
transportation fringe benefits (parking) in excess of IRS excludable
amounts, and pre-paid legal expense.
Box 13 See Employee Notice
If there is an amount in Box 13, there will be a letter code next to it.
The codes are as follows and are also explained on the reverse of the
E - Section 403(b) contributions
G - Section 457 contributions
P - Excludable moving expense reimbursements
Q - Military employee basic quarters, subsistence, and combat zone compensation
Box 14 Other
there is an amount in Box 14, there will be a code next to it. The
are described below and are also explained on the reverse of the
Multiple W-2s will be issued for employees with more
items in Box 14.)
All of these amounts except 414(H) contributions, WC
Amount and CUNY IRC section 125 amounts are included in
Box 1. The 414(H) contributions are not included in Box 1,
but must be reported for State and local taxes.
||Taxable Expense - This code is used for
payments of "lieu of expenses", non overnight meal allowance, excess per diem
reimbursements or personal car mileage.
||All non-taxable Tier 3 and Tier 4
contributions made to New York State or City retirement system or to TIAA/CREF. This
amount must be reported for state and local taxes. If there is a minus sign (-) with this
amount, it can be disregarded for state and local taxes since the taxes have already been
||Taxable transportation fringe benefits
(parking) in excess of IRS excludable amounts. This amount is part of the taxable fringe
benefit amount in Box 12.
||Pre-Paid Legal expense. This amount is part of
the taxable fringe benefit amount in Box 12.
||Imputed Income - The value of the
employers contributions for employees with Domestic Partner Health Insurance.
||Workers Compensation excluded amount.
This is the amount that has been awarded by NYS Workers Compensation Board, which is
excluded from the gross pay for the current year for a work related injury.
||City University of New York (CUNY) employees
only. This amount includes Dependent Care, Flexible Spending Account, and Non-Taxable
Health Insurance and is excludable for Federal Income Tax only and is not included in Box
1. This amount must be reported for Sate and Local Taxes.
Box 15 State
A two-letter code from the list below
indicating which State
income taxes were withheld.
NY - New York
DC District of Columbia
Box 18 State Income Tax
The total State tax withheld is reported in this box.
Box 19 Name of Locality
Name of locality if local income tax was withheld for New York
City and/or Yonkers.
Box 21 Local Income Tax
The total local tax withheld. If both, New York City tax withheld is on
top line and Yonkers tax withheld is directly below in the same box.
Employers Name and Address
This information will be printed on all copies of the W-2 and include
the States Federal ID # (14-6013200), City Universitys Federal ID #
(13-3893536), NYS Environmental Facilities Corp.s Federal ID # (14-1499804), NYS
Science and Technologys Federal ID # (14-1491323), SUNY Construction Funds
Federal ID # (14-6019701) or Industrial Exhibit Authority Federal ID # (16-1332929).
Corrected and Reissued W-2's
Instructions will be provided with the W-2 statements.
Questions concerning W-2 distribution should be directed to
Eileen Cooper at (518) 473-1989.
Questions concerning the AC230 process should be directed to Chris
Busold at (518) 474-3538.