Jennifer Barrows can start working on her taxes
sooner than usual this year, since her Duke W-2 will be available
electronically starting Friday.
my taxes, and I think most people now file electronically. What do I need paper
for?" said Barrows, a staff specialist in the biology department.
Duke employees can access electronic W-2
forms for calendar year 2011 beginning Friday, Jan. 20, through Duke@Work.
All employees will receive an email letting them know
that W-2 forms are available online. Paper W-2 forms will be distributed beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25.
All staff and faculty will also receive a paper
copy of the 2011 form, but they will have the option to opt out and only
receive an electronic copy later in calendar year 2012. The transition was
announced last month in Duke Today.
W-2 earnings information (beginning with the 2011
tax year) will be available under the "MyPay" tab, along with online
pay statements and state and federal tax withholding elections.