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Date:January 23, 2009
Bulletin Number: 878
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Subject

Automated Process for Reissued 2008 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements

 

Purpose

To notify agencies of the availability of the 2008 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement Reissue functionality in PayServ, and to provide instructions for preparing reissued 2008 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.

 

Background

Payroll Bulletin No. 535 notified agencies that pursuant to agency requests and in compliance with IRS Rules and Regulations, OSC developed the PayServ functionality that enables agencies to view and print reissued W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.  Reissued W-2s may be provided to replace lost or destroyed original W-2 forms.  This functionality must not be used for employees who receive a corrected W-2 because the original, not the corrected, W-2 information will print.

This functionality will be available for agencies to view and print reissued 2008 W-2s.  Note:  This feature applies only to 2008 W-2s.

Effective Date(s)

No later than the first week of February 2009.

 

OSC Actions

 

OSC will make this functionality available until December 31, 2009, and only for W-2s issued for the tax year 2008. The words “Reissued Statement” will automatically print on both pages.  This process cannot be utilized for W-2 corrections.  Agencies must continue to follow the W-2c procedure as described in Payroll Bulletin No. 831.

 

Agency Actions

The Control-D W-2 Audit report (NPAY731) identifies employees who received a W-2 from their agency only.  Agencies will be able to reissue W-2s to those employees listed on their NPAY731 Report.

To prepare a reissued W-2, follow this path after logging into PayServ: Home>Compensate Employees>Maintain Payroll Data (US)>Inquire

  1. Click on “W2 Reprint.”
  2. Select the EmplID search option.
  3. Enter the EmplID of the employee requesting a replacement W-2 and click on Search.
  4. When the W2 Reprint page opens, confirm the correct employee’s W-2 information is displayed.
  5. Click on the “View Printable W-2” button at the bottom of the page.
  6. The W-2 statement for the calendar year 2008 will appear.

Note:  Information on the reissued W-2 is identical to that which appeared on the original W-2.

  1. To print the reissued W-2, select “File,” then “Print” from the Windows toolbar at the upper left side of the page.

IRS regulations require the W-2 forms to be printed in black ink and on white paper (at least 9 pound).

Since the reprinted W-2 is not printed on perforated paper, agencies must separate the copies on the first page by cutting on the two dotted lines before distributing to the employee.  To comply with IRS regulations, the copies must be cut prior to giving them to the employee.

Complete printing instructions may be found in the attachment to Payroll Bulletin No. 535.

This replacement W-2 is a duplicate of the original W-2; therefore recent address changes will not be reflected.  If mailing to the employee, it will be necessary to use the current employee address.  OSC recommends that agencies do not use a window envelope, as the employee’s Social Security Number will be visible.

 

Security Roles

Users with the following Security Roles will have access to this page and the ability to print W-2s:

  • SAU3:  Paycheck Inquiry
  • SAU6:  Deduction and Tax Maintenance

 

Questions Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Payroll Deductions mailbox.