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Posted February 15, 2018

America Saves Week

Are you ready to become a savings superhero? America Saves Week is the perfect time to make sure you are on track to reach your long-term savings goals. Make the most of America Saves Week and think about increasing your contributions to your retirement account. Keep an eye out for informative materials that show why saving a little more now can have such a big impact on your future. For some helpful financial well-being information visit http://hr.gmu.edu/benefits/retire/online_resources.php

Posted January 24, 2018

Exemption from Federal Tax Withholding

Not everyone can claim exemption from federal income tax withholding. Employees must meet specific qualifications to be exempt. Employees can claim exemption if both of the following situations apply:

1. In the previous year, the employee had the right to a refund of ALL federal income tax withheld from their wages because they had no tax liability.

2. In the current year, the employee expects a refund of ALL federal income tax withheld because they plan to have no tax liability.

There are also some other factors that help decide if an employee can be exempt from federal income taxes. For help determining if you are exempt from taxes, refer to IRS Publication 505.

Those employees who claim exempt must submit a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year if they wish to claim exempt for the current tax year. If the employee does not submit a new form by that date, Payroll will withhold at the single filing status with no allowances.

 

NOTE: Please remember you can update your Form W-4 online in Patriot Web Self Service.

 

Posted January 16, 2018

W-2s are Online!

 Your 2017 W-2 is available online! Retrieving your electronic copy is easy and immediate. 

 We highly recommend you retrieve your W-2 online.

 If you have never accessed your electronic W-2, please access it before January 27, 2018.

 How to Access Your Electronic W-2: 

  • Log in to https://patriotweb.gmu.edu
  • Click on “Employee Services”
  • Choose “Tax Forms”
  • Choose “W-2 Year End Earnings Statement”
  • If you have never consented to receive electronically, read the W-2 electronic statement then click "Submit”
  • Select the tax year “2017” from the drop-down menu
  • Click "Display"
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and choose "Printable W-2"
  • Re-enter your password to allow display of your unmasked Social Security Number on the printable W-2
  • Your electronic W-2 will be automatically converted into the IRS approved format
  • Use the regular print function on your Internet browser to print as many copies as you need

 If You Do Not Access Your Electronic W-2:

  • We will mail your paper W-2 form no later than February 1, 2018

More Information:

Posted December 19, 2017

Prize Pack in the End-Of-Year Newsletter

It’s a busy time of the year… but we hope you’ll take some time to read our end-of-year newsletter and enter for a chance to WIN a MASON PRIZE PACK!

 

Posted August 14, 2017

Need some extra hands?

Talent Acquisition is happy to provide Mason Talent Temps, an alternative to recruiting wage or seasonal employees through eWork and available at a reduced cost compared to external temp agencies. Talent Acquisition manages a vetted and on boarded (yes, that means no EPAFs) pool of ready employees with skill sets ranging from reception and administrative support to financial and technology professionals.  Mason Temps can provide temporary help for a few days, or up to 40 hours per week for up to 9 months. 

Have questions? Please take a look at our Q&A

To request a Mason Talent Temp, please complete the electronic form.

 

 

 

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