W-2 Tax Forms
Information about receiving and reviewing your W-2 tax form
W-2 Tax Form
W-2 tax forms are issued by the end of January for earnings in the prior calendar year. Employees are encouraged to opt-in for W-2 Web Delivery. For instructions on opting-in, please see:
FCPS Online W-2 Access Guide
Paper W-2s will be mailed to the address on file with the Office of Payroll Management for employees who have not opted in for Web Delivery.
To avoid delivery delays of W-2s, please ensure your address is up to date via UConnect.
Undeliverable W-2s will be returned to FCPS and if an updated address is on file when the W-2 is returned, it will be re-mailed to the new address.
For technical assistance with online address changes, please call Human Resources Welcome Center at 571-423-3000.
Former FCPS employees may fill out this form to request reissue of W-2.
W-2 Reissue Request Form
Understanding Your W-2 Form
The following information will help to interpret a W-2 when it arrives:
The yearly gross earnings figure reported on the last pay advice of December may not appear on the W-2, as the form W-2 reports taxable wages, not gross earnings. Federal taxable wages in Box 1 on the W-2 represent annual gross earnings, plus and minus the following:
|The taxable portion of employee life insurance coverage in excess of $50,000
|This amount, if any, is included in taxable wages in boxes 1, 3, 5, and 16, and is reported in box 12, code C
|403(b) Tax Deferred Contributions
|Box 12, code E
|457 Tax Deferred Contributions
|Box 12, code G
|Flexible Spending Account Contributions (dependent and health care) *
|Dependent care contributions in Box 10
|Health Insurance Premiums*
|Dental Insurance Premiums*
* These items are also excluded from the Social Security and Medicare wages reported in boxes 3 and 5.