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2021 Tax USPS Information: Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement; Form 1099

January 28, 2022
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General Form W-2 Information

If an employee has earnings from more than one state or locality, a separate Form W-2 (see pages below) will be issued for each.

The Postal Service™ will mail the 2021 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, to all employees, except those employees who elected not to receive mailed copies of Forms W–2 (through the PostalEASE W-2 module) in lieu of official, electronic Forms W-2. The PostalEASE W-2 module makes online viewing and printing of Forms W-2 available to all employees for the last 7 years.

The format of the 2021 Form W-2 remains unchanged from the 2020 version.

An employee may be able to take the Earned Income Credit (EIC) for 2021, if he or she meets qualifying requirements. Details are printed in the “Notice to Employee” section of the Form W-2. An employee may also qualify for a state EIC credit. Employees must visit applicable state taxing authority websites to determine eligibility.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the “Additional Medicare Tax” effective January 1, 2013. All wages and other compensation that are subject to regular Medicare tax in excess of $200,000 are subject to an additional Medicare tax of 0.9 percent. All Medicare tax withheld is reported in Box 6 of the Form W-2.

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