HR News & Announcements
W2 Statements Now Available on My UW System and W2 Phishing Scam Targeting UW Employees Reported (1/26/2016)
The 2015 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are now available online via the My UW System portal. Statements are located under the Tax Statements tab in the Payroll Information module. Paper copies of the W-2 will be mailed via U.S. mail and postmarked by January 29, 2016.
A printed Form W-2 from the portal is a valid document for tax filing. However, in order to increase the security of sensitive information online, any U.S. Social Security or Tax Payer Identification number has been removed from the online statements. If an employee is filing a paper tax statement, they must write their Social Security number or Individual Tax Payer Identification number in the 'a' field at the top of each Form W-2 section.
Some employees will also receive additional tax forms from the University (1095-C, 1042-S, Fellowship/Scholarship Letter, 1099-Misc Form). The 1095-C (new this year) will be mailed via U.S. mail and available on the portal in early February.
Employees are reminded that they should use their W-2 Form, not their final 2015 Earnings Statement to file their taxes. Some employees have had adjustments made to their 2015 taxable earnings since the last 2015 payroll was paid. These employees may have an additional earnings statement generated reflecting these adjustments. These adjustments will already be reflected on the W-2 Form that the employee receives.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: It has come to our attention that some employees have received an e-mail as pictured below.
This is a phishing attempt and not a legitimate e-mail. Employees are advised to not click on the link provided. If you or an employee did click on the link, please contact UWM’s Help Desk immediately.
For more information on recognizing scam email, please visit:
- UWM Information Security Office: http://www4.uwm.edu/itsecurity/features/phishing.cfm
- FTC Website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing