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General Tax Information

W-2 Information

Form W-2 is an Internal Revenue Service tax form used in the United States to report wages paid to employees and the taxes withheld from them.

How to Elect to Receive your W-2 Form Electronically

If you would like to sign up for electronic delivery of your W-2, log in to My Personal Information and select the Other Misc. Information tab. The Ohio University Electronic Consent section includes the statement "I consent to receive my W-2 online: select Y or N."  If your status is N-No, click the Update button and change your status to Y-Yes.  Click Apply. When the W-2 process is complete in January, you will receive an email notifying you that you can access/print your W-2 from My Personal Information.

To access your W-2 online log in to My Personal Information.

State and Federal Withholding Forms

This form should be used for new employees to the University and current employees who wish to change their withholding status or update their address. Visit the Human Resource Address Update page and look for the W4 Withholding Exemption Forms for YOUR state of residence.

Non-resident Aliens

Completing the W-4

New Ohio University employees who are non-resident aliens should complete the Glacier questionnaire to determine their tax status. To gain access to the Glacier software, you must complete the New Employee Tax Compliance Notification form and upload the completed form to University Human Resources via the secure file upload site. You will receive a password and instructions on how to access Glacier via an email. The Glacier software will provide the appropriate tax forms.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires non-resident aliens to complete the Form W-4 in the following manner:

Lines 1, 2 and 4:  Complete per Form W-4 Instructions;

Line 3:  Claim “single” status, regardless of actual marital status;

Line 5:  Claim no more than “one” allowance [Note:  a non-resident alien who are a resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea may claim more than one allowance];

Line 6:  Write “Non-resident alien” or “NRA” on the dotted line (at your option, you may request an additional withholding amount); and

Line 7:  Leave blank:  a non-resident alien cannot claim exemption on this form.

The form must be signed and dated.

Helpful Links

IRS Withholding Calculator - The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup”.

School District Income Tax Finder - This site provides Ohio public school district income tax information for all addresses in the State of Ohio.

GLACIER Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance

State of Ohio Website

IRS Website

Reciprocity Agreement

If you reside in Kentucky or West Virginia, complete the tax withholding forms for that state and a reciprocity agreement form.

If you reside in Indiana, Michigan or Pennsylvania and you do not want Ohio taxes withheld, you must complete the Reciprocity Agreement form. Do not complete the IT-4 Ohio Department of Taxation form.  Write "See Reciprocity Agreement" across the top of the IT-4 form. Upload the completed documents to University Human Resources via the secure file upload site.