2018 Tax Information: Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement; Form 1099

General Form W-2 Information

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

The Postal Service™ will mail the 2018 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 2018 Form W-2 remains unchanged from the 2017 version.

An employee may be able to take the Earned Income Credit (EIC) for 2018, 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%. All Medicare tax withheld is reported in Box 6 of the Form W-2.


Direct all inquiries concerning payroll items, such as employee business expense, equipment maintenance, rent, territorial cost-of-living allowance (TCOLA), money differences between earnings statement and Form W-2 (see Reconciliation Formula on Form W-2), leave buy backs, erroneous state or local tax deductions, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to the Accounting Help Desk at 866-974-2733.

Provide the following information:

Employee name.

Current mailing address.

Social Security number and Employee ID.

Year(s) involved.

Specific question.

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