When an employee is hired, and will be receiving compensation from the university, they are required to complete the Federal Withholding Elections business process. The Federal form W-4 that the employee completes is used to indicate how much federal taxes to withhold from a paycheck; this form will be completed electronically in Workday as part of the Employee onboarding process.
Find year-end tax forms and information on how to complete them. Please note: The ISC Payroll Office cannot provide tax advice.
Opt Out of Paper Tax Forms
The ISC encourages all employees to opt out of receiving paper W-2 tax forms, and to instead retrieve tax information online through Workday. Online tax forms are legal documents that meet all the same IRS requirements as paper forms, and are available two weeks before paper tax forms.
Change your withholding elections (IRS Form W-4) in Workday.
Your tax residency address on the tax forms will pull from your Home (Primary) Address in Workday.
Federal Withholding Tax
Most payments to employees have Federal Withholding Tax deducted based on the IRS Semi-Monthly Tax Withholding Table, your IRS Form W-4 Withholding Allowance Certificate, and any pre-tax deductions you have elected.
The Payroll specialists in the ISC ensure that everyone who works for the UW gets paid accurately and on time.
Links below provide payroll information and resources for faculty, professional staff, student workers, and UW Medical Centers employees.
Many processes associated with your pay and taxes are now done in Workday.