December 4, 2016
As you know, the W2 form provides a summary of one’s financial records from the year for income tax purposes, including taxable wages and tax withholding. The 1095 form provides insurance coverage information per the Affordable Care Act. As in previous years, employees may choose to receive their W2 and 1095 statements electronically through Skyward Employee Access.
IRS rules require that you provide the District with your consent in order to receive your W2 and 1095 in electronic format. An employee who consents to receiving his/her forms online will not receive a paper copy. If an employee does not consent, he/she will continue to receive paper copies, which will be distributed by January 31st of each calendar year, as required by the IRS.
Identify preference for electronic or paper W2/1095 forms
Upon logging in to Skyward, a pop-up window will appear asking you to identify your preference for an electronic or paper W2 and 1095. A designation will need to be made for both forms. Please read the entire form carefully prior to selecting your option.
After you have selected your option, please scroll back up and click the “Save” button in the upper-right section of the dialog box.
This decision must be selected by December 31st. Anyone who has not selected the electronic option by December 31st will receive paper forms by January 31st in accordance with the law.
In January, when the W2 and 1095 forms are available, you will simply be able to login to Skyward to view your form. At that time, under “Employee Information > Payroll”, you can click the link “W2 Information” in order to receive view and print your W2 form.
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