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Division of Finance and Administration

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The Form W-2 reports taxable earnings paid to employees between January 1 and December 31 of each calendar year. Taxable earnings are gross payments minus tax deferrals such as pension plans, pre-tax parking, employee paid health, and DepCare. The annual gross payment is not on the W-2 form.

Distribution of Form W-2:

The Form W-2 is issued once a year and is distributed by UCPath. There are two methods of distribution from which you may choose:

Online distribution - the Form W-2 is available via the UCPath Portal, usually by the third week of January.

Paper copy distribution - Those who have not elected online distribution of thier W-2 will receive their form via US mail to the last address on file with UCPath.

A more comprehensive breakdown of form W-2 can be viewed here.