A W-2 is a statement that summarizes the amount of money you earned during a tax year and the money that was withheld for taxes from each employer (not per job). You use this form to complete your income tax return. The form is issued by your employer. Your W-2 reports your taxable wages which may be differ from your gross wages.
Note that international employees may receive a 1042S instead of/in addition to a W-2. See also International Employees Tax Treaties .
Corrected W2s: there are two types of 'corrected' W2s; there is a Corrected W2 which has the word corrected across the top of a regular W2 form and is generated before Tufts sends the file to the Social Security Administration (thus SSA has only one record), and then there is a W2-C which is printed on the W2-C form and shows the original reported and the change. The W2-C occurs after the initial file has been sent to SSA (thus, SSA will have the original and the adjusted). The Corrected W2 can be used for name, address and SSN changes until submitted to SSA. All dollar amount changes need to be done on a W2-C.
W-2 Forms are available on eServe in late January, regardless of whether you consented or not. Here are the complete instructions for downloading your W2 on eServe:
- Open Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (preferred browsers; other browsers may not display information accurately). - Go to https://hrss.uit.tufts.edu
for the Employee Self Service Login.
- Enter your User ID and Password.
- Click on Self Service on the left side of the page under Menu.
- Click on Payroll and Compensation.
- Click on View W-2/W-2c Forms.
- Click on the “Year End Form” link to view/print your current W-2. (prior year forms are available the link “View a Different Tax Year”)
Current and former employees should have access to eServe. If needed, you can change your password at https://tuftstools.tufts.edu/.Make sure to use Mozilla or Explorer and that you are also unblocking all pop ups. For information on unblocking pop ups for each browser type, click here. If you did not previously consent to receive your W-2 online, and opted for a mailed form instead, you may need to consent before you can print from eServe. If you are having technical difficulties, Tufts Technology Services (TTS), will be able to help. You can contact them at 617-627-3376 or through email at https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done#It-request (Location/Hours). If you are still unable to pull up your W2 electronically, we can look at printing here at TSS or we can mail, but unfortunately we cannot email a W2. Please let us know if you are unable to access through eServe and need us to issue another copy.W-2 Corrections (W-2Cs) are generally turned around in 10 business days. More complex corrections may take longer than ten days.
Employees who worked for SMFA prior to 7/1/2016 will receive a W2 from the MFA as well as from Tufts University.
All requests for HR information, including W2s, prior to 7/1/16 should go to the MFA HR Dept, Bill Sweeney: 617-369-3623