Your Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement and additional detail about the form can be found online, via EagleNET. (See Payroll Tutorial for a detailed guide on how to access and print your electronic Form W-2. Payroll Tutorials)
Affordable Care Act: IRS Form 1095-C
Beginning in tax year 2015 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers like Eastern Washington University to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whether they offer their full-time employees and their employees' qualified dependents the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored plan. This information will be reported to the IRS using Form 1095-C.
What is IRS Form 1095-C?
Form 1095-C is a tax document recipients use when preparing their federal tax return to report qualifying medical coverage (known as minimum essential coverage). The ACA requires that most individuals either have minimum essential coverage or pay a fee. Form 1095-C reports, in monthly detail, any offers of health care coverage and other related information.
The employer must provide Form 1095-C to each person who has been a full-time employee for any month of the calendar year. In addition to other qualifying criteria under the ACA, a full-time employee is generally defined as those who work 30 or more hours per week. In addition to filing the forms with IRS, the employer must also provide a copy of Form 1095-C to the employee.
When will IRS Form 1095-C be available?
The due date for mailing IRS Form 1095-C to employees is typically January 31 of the following year. Although you should receive Form 1095-C with plenty of time to file, it is not required for filing your tax return. According to the IRS, you can use other information, such as an insurance card or W-2, to verify healthcare coverage when filing your tax return.
The Health Care Authority (HCA), on behalf of Eastern Washington University, will mail Form 1095-C to employees who are enrolled in Uniform Medical Plan. HCA, on behalf of Eastern Washington University, will also mail Form 1095-C to employees determined "full-time" under ACA regulations.
Employees enrolled in Group Health or Kaiser Permanente will receive Form 1095-B directly from the plan as well as Form 1095-C from HCA (mailed on behalf of Eastern Washington University).
Where to Get More Information
While we are able to provide general information regarding the Affordable Care Act, we cannot provide tax advice. These questions should be addressed by contacting the Internal Revenue Service or your tax advisor. Information provided is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, financial or regulatory advice.
Effective January 1, 2020, the Washington State minimum wage is $13.50 per hour.
Hours worked 1st through the 15th of the month are paid on the 25th of the same month.
Hours worked 16th through month end are paid on the 10th of the following month.
Paydays are the 10th and 25th unless:
the 10th or 25th is on a Saturday then payday will be the Friday before.
the 10th or 25th is on Sunday then payday will be the Monday after.
the 10th or 25th is on a holiday then payday will be the previous weekday.
New employees: Your check will be mailed to the local address on your hiring paperwork until Payroll receives your written request for other distribution.
Returning employees: If you worked within the three months previous to your current job, your previous pay distribution information may still be on file. Contact the payroll office to confirm your distribution.
Electronic funds deposit (EFT) directly to your bank account. This is a highly secure and reliable method for automatically depositing your net pay at your financial institution on payday. You need to authorize this in writing. Direct Deposit forms must be received in Payroll 3 days before the end of the pay period. The advice (pay stub) will be available on EagleNet (Employee Self Service) 2 workdays before payday.
Mail out of check to home address. Checks are mailed the workday before payday. Lost or delayed checks will not be replaced for at least 3 workdays after payday.
Pick up check at Student Financial Services, second floor Sutton Hall. The office is open 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday (closed on university holidays). You need to bring picture identification. Checks will be held for several days after payday and then mailed to the address printed on the check.
Direct Deposit is an easy, safe and secure way to have your money in the bank on payday. No waiting for your paycheck to be delivered. Your money will be posted to your account automatically on payday.
Benefits of direct deposit include:
- You don't have to be in the office to get paid. If an employee works remotely, is out of town, or takes a sick day, you can be assured the deposit will be made. Moreover, that money will be immediately accessible.
- You don't need to worry about asking to re-issue lost or stolen checks. By choosing direct deposit you eliminate the possibility of a check being damaged or delayed in the mail. It also removes the risk of a check being lost or stolen.
- You can control where your money goes. Having control over where your pay goes is another way direct deposit provides flexibility and convenience. You can direct funds to go toward one or more checking or savings accounts.
- It saves university resources and costs less. Paper checks cost more to generate and are less environmentally friendly.
We encourage all employees to take advantage of the benefits of having your pay directly deposited into a bank or credit union account.
For questions please call (509) 359-2325 or email the Payroll Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I electronically turn in secured documents?
Payroll has set up a OneDrive Folder for a secure method of transmitting sensitive document information. This method allows you to upload your sensitive information to a secured folder in the Payroll Office. Once your information has been uploaded, you do not have access to the folder to make changes. If you need to make changes, you will need to upload your files again.
Click on the following link to submit your sensitive documents to the Payroll department.
You will see a message saying “Bryant, Kate is requesting files for Payroll Secure Document Submission” and a “select files” box. Click the box and select your files for submission. Enter your first and last name. Click upload. You will see a message that says your upload was successful.
No, all pay will be issued to you in one check.
No, it will be paid on the next available payroll along with the current period's pay.
They are postmarked or made available online, via EagleNET by January 31 of the following year.
Employees have two options for receiving form W-2.
Option 1: Consent to receive the annual form W-2 electronically.This consent can be done on EagleNET under Employee Tax Forms. The consent is valid for all subsequent tax years unless revoked by you.
Option 2: Not consenting or revoking consent to the electronic form will result in a paper form being mailed to your permanent address on record.Updates to addresses are done on EagleNET under Personal Information.
(See Payroll Tutorial for a detailed guide on how to update or make changes to your electronic consent)
1. Type of pay, hours and amount: Pay is summarized by earning type.
2. Benefits and Deductions: Items are listed by type for Personal Deductions and Employer contributions. Employer Contributions are your benefits paid by Eastern.
Typical deduction items include:
FICA Tax - This is Social Security. This is collected from all employees other than students enrolled for 6 or more credits and international employees with certain visa types.
FICA Medicare - This amount funds the federal Medicare program. Employees who are subject to OASI deductions also have Medicare deductions.
Washington MedAid&SupPen - This is the abbreviation for "Medical Aid and Supplemental Pension". These are programs administered by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. All employees pay an amount that is based on the number of hours worked
The Internal Revenue Service requires employees to complete a new W-4 in ink. This form is available from the payroll office, or you may print the form from IRS web site (Adobe Acrobat software is required).
The Internal Revenue Services posted FAQ's on their website at: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-2020-form-w-4
Use the IRS Tax Calculator. You need your most recent pay stub and last year's tax return to fill in required information.
Update your address on EagleNet (Employee Self Service)- Select Personal Information.
Use EagleNet- Employee Self Service to record hours for pay period and submit timesheet to approver. Time sheets are due as soon as possible after you have worked your last hours for the pay period. Submit your timesheet to approver no later than 3pm of the first week day after the pay period ends.