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02/22/12: Extension of the 2 per cent Social Security Employee Tax Rate Reduction [+]


President Obama signed into law H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012—legislation that continues the current payroll tax rate of 4.2 per cent through the year 2012.

01/31/12: 2011 W-2 Forms Mailed to TNS Employee Homes [+]


W-2 tax statements for 2011 have been mailed to New School employees at the home address on record. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to make sure your name, address, and Social Security number are accurate and that you can read all of the information. Please allow five business days to receive your form.

For help in making sense of the form including the figures in the boxes, download Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2011 W-2 Form (PDF). If you would like further information on how taxable wages are calculated, you can download and complete the Taxable Wage Worksheet (PDF) using your payroll information.

You can also view and print your W-2 form through Self-Service/ALVIN (accessible through MyNewSchool—Employee tab). When you are on the W-2 Tax Information page, go to the bottom and click the PRINT button. Doing this will bring the form online and enable you to print it. For guidance in accessing and viewing your online payroll information, refer to Viewing Payroll Online.

Complete information on employee tax forms can be found on the Payroll webpage. If you have questions about your W-2 or have not received it by February 15, email us at PayrollHelp or call us at 212.229.5674 x4963.

02/02/11: 2010 W-2 Forms Available Online [+]


Dear Colleagues:
2010 W-2 Tax Statements have been mailed to New School employees' home addresses of record. Please allow five business days for the post office to deliver. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to be sure your name, address, and social security number are accurate and that you can read all of the information clearly.

To help you make sense of the form and understand the amounts included in each of the boxes, please download the Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2010 W-2 Form(PDF). If you would like to further understand how taxable wages are calculated, you can download and complete the Taxable Wage Worksheet(PDF) using your own payroll information obtained online at My.NewSchool.edu.

You can also view online and print your IRS-acceptable W-2 Form via MyNewSchool. (When you bring up the W-2 Tax Information page, go to the bottom of the page and select the PRINT button. This will display a downloadable version of the form, and you can print from there. If you need more help to gain access to your personal payroll information, refer to Viewing Payroll Online.

All of the information regarding tax forms is published on the university's payroll website and on MyNewSchool. If you have questions about your W-2, or if you do not receive it by February 14, please email PayrollHelp or call us at 212.229.5674 x4963.

01/25/11: 2010 W-2 Form Online [+]

2010 W2 Form Online

Your 2010 W-2 Form is now available online through MyNewSchool. Open the Employee tab and under "Self Service/ALVIN", select W-2 Tax Information and Tax Year 2010. Paper W-2 Forms will be mailed January 31 to your home address of record.

2011 Payroll Schedules

Payroll Schedules for 2011 are final and posted in the Schedules section to the left. Please review and share this information with others in your department.

01/04/11: 2011 Payroll Schedules [+]

2011 Payroll Schedules

Payroll Schedules for 2011 are final and posted in the Schedules section to the left. Please review and share these with others in your department.

2010 W-2 Personal Information Review

To ensure that Payroll has accurate personal information for producing and mailing W-2 forms, please take a moment to review your name, address, and social security number at MyNewSchool/ALVIN. Follow the instructions to make any corrections online.

At the same time, please review your payroll earnings, deductions, and tax history. If you have questions or if something appears to be incorrect, please contact Payroll immediately atpayrollhelp@newschool.edu, or call 212.229.5674 x4963.

12/01/10: Preparing for Year End 2010 and New Year 2011 [+]

Preparing for Year End 2010 and New Year 2011

November and December Schedule Revisions

Revisions to the payroll schedules to accommodate holidays and winter break have been posted. Please review and share with others in your department.

Check Your Personal Information

With year end processing around the corner, please take a moment to review your name, address, and social security number in MyNewSchool/ALVIN. Follow instructions to make corrections as soon as possible.

Also, please review your payroll earnings, deductions, and tax history. If you have questions or if something doesn't appear to be correct, please contact us.

2011 Payroll Schedules

The payroll schedules for next year are being finalized and will be posted by November 30, 2010. Please check back for updates.

Contact Information:

Email us atpayrollhelp@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5674 x4963.

01/30/10: 2009 W-2 Wage & Tax Forms Mailed [+]

2009 W-2 WAGE & TAX FORMS

W-2 Tax Forms have been mailed to New School employees' home address on record. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to be sure your name, address, and Social Security Number are accurate and that you can read all of the information clearly. Please allow five business days to receive your form.

You can view your W-2 Tax information and print an IRS acceptable W-2 Form through ALVIN, which is also accessible through MyNewSchool. Click on the Employee tab, then under "Self Service/ALVIN" click on W-2 Tax Information.

To help you make sense of the form and understand what is included in each of the boxes, please see "Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2009 Form W-2" in the forms section of payroll's website. If you would like to further understand how taxable wages are calculated, the 'Taxable Wage Worksheet' is available for you in the Payroll website's forms section.

All of the information regarding tax forms can be found on the Payroll webpage. If you have questions about your W-2, or if you do not receive it by February 16th, please email us at PayrollHelp payrollhelp@newschool.edu or call us at 212.229.5674 x4963.

* This information is not intended as and should not be used as tax advice. You should always consult with your own tax advisor to help answer specific questions regarding how these changes apply to or may affect you.

12/23/09: W2, Payroll Schedules and Payroll taxes [+]

 

Dear Colleagues:

2009 W-2 ONLINE:
Your 2009 W-2 Form is now available online at MyNewSchool. Click on the Employee tab, then under Self "Service/ALVIN" click on W-2 Tax Information. Paper W-2 Forms will be mailed the week of January 25 to your home address.

2010 PAYROLL SCHEDULES:
The Payroll Schedules are available on the Payroll webpage. If you are a supervisor or manager, please review the schedules and communicate to all those who may need to provide you with paperwork to ensure payments are correct and timely. Schedules are adjusted in November for year-end processing.

PAYROLL TAXES:
There were changes made to federal tax tables in 2009 and again in 2010 as part of the ARRA Making Work Pay program. To obtain information related to these changes, please refer to the www.IRS.gov website (The ARRA Information Center ) or consult your tax advisor. You can confirm your current federal tax withholding elections through MyNewSchool by clicking on the Employee tab, then, in the section "Self-Service/ALVIN," clicking on Payroll Information. If you would like to make changes to your withholding at any time during the year, complete and send a W-4 form (or IT-2104 for New York State), available through the Payroll website in the Forms section.

Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance with this information.

Thank you,

Donna Puchalski, Director of Payroll and Tax Compliance
The New School Payroll Department
80 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.229.5674 x4963
Fax: 212.229.1323M
payrollhelp@newschool.edu

Link to Payroll Webpage (www.newschool.edu/admin/treasurer/payroll)
Link to MyNewSchool (http://my.newschool.edu)

* This summary is not intended as and should not be used as tax advice. You should always consult with your own tax advisor to help answer specific questions regarding how these changes apply to or may affect you.

11/03/09: 2009 Year End Payroll Update [+]

2009 Year end Payroll Update

Dear Colleagues,

As part of our end of year activities, we would like to highlight the following recordkeeping items that can help make the last payroll cycles and W-2 information for 2009 as accurate as possible for everyone.

  1. 1. Your Personal And Payroll Information
    a. Check the accuracy of your Name, Address, Social Security Number
    We must have your correct name, address and social security number to be able to issue your W-2, which you need to complete your tax filing. You can confirm all of this information through My.NewSchool.edu by clicking on the Employee Tab, then in the section 'Self-Service/ALVIN', click on Personal Information.
    b. Review your Payroll Earning and Deduction Details for 2009
    Review your payroll detail after every pay date throughout the year. If there are discrepancies in the earnings or deductions, please let us know so we may research and process corrections as soon as possible. You can confirm all of this information through My.NewSchool.edu by clicking on the Employee Tab, then in the section 'Self-Service/ALVIN', click on Payroll Information.
    If any of the information does not appear to be accurate or you need to make changes, please advise us immediately.
  2. 2. 2009 schedules
    Please note, that there will be 53 weekly pay periods (instead of 52) and 27 bi-weekly pay periods (instead of 26) in 2009. Payroll due to be paid on January 1, 2010 will be paid on December 31, 2009 since New Year's Day is a Federal holiday. Therefore, wages and taxes for that payroll will also appear on your 2009 W-2. The number of pay periods in 2010 will be 52 weekly and 26 bi-weekly as usual.
    It is very important to adhere to the due dates for payroll and human resource paperwork submission to be sure processing can occur on time. Paperwork submission deadlines are included in our online schedules. You can find the Schedules and Payroll forms on the Payroll Webpage at www.newschool.edu/admin/treasurer/payroll.
  3. 3. Tax Information
    While visiting the Payroll webpage, you may want to review the information previously announced this year regarding the Economic Stimulus Federal Tax Credit for 2009, which is posted under Announcements. You can confirm your Federal withholding elections through My.NewSchool.edu by clicking on the Employee Tab, then in the section 'Self-Service/ALVIN', click on Payroll Information.
    Thank you for your attention and cooperation. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance with this information.

Donna Puchalski, Director of Payroll and Tax Compliance
Human Resources Help: Send us an email- HRHelp@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5671 x4939
Payroll Helpline: Send us an email- PayrollHelp@newschool.edu or call -212.229.5674 x4963

The Payroll Department

This Summary is not intended as and should not be used as tax advice. You should always consult with your own tax advisor to help answer specific questions regarding how these changes apply or may affect you.

03/27/09: New Federal Tax Rates (Economic Stimulus -Federal Tax Credit) [+]

Economic Stimulus – 'Making Work Pay' Federal Tax Credit

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes a tax credit for working taxpayers. For people who receive a paycheck and are subject to withholding, the credit will be applied through a reduction in federal income tax withholding based on new rate tables issued by the IRS, which will be placed in effect with the 3/27/09 payroll.

For those meeting the criteria, the credit will reduce the amount of federal income tax withheld from their paycheck and may result in a small increase in net pay. The tax credit will be calculated at a percentage of earned income with an annual maximum credit of $800 for a married couple filing a joint return and $400 for other filing statuses. The tax credit is phased out for single individuals whose modified adjusted gross income is in excess of $75,000 or $150,000 for married couples filing jointly.

You do not have to submit a new W-4 Form, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, to get the automatic withholding change. If you do not want to have your withholding reduced because, for example, you have more than one job or you are married and your combined income places you in a higher tax bracket, you may want to file a new Form W-4. You may claim fewer withholding allowances on line 5 or request additional amounts to be withheld on line 6.

For additional help, visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov and use the "Withholding Calculator" or IRS Publication 919, 'How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding?'

01/29/09: 2008 W-2 Tax Forms [+]

Dear Colleagues:

2008 W-2 Tax Statements have been mailed to New School employees' home address on record. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to be sure your Name, Address and Social Security Number are accurate and that you can read all of the information clearly. Please allow 5 business days to receive your form.

To help you make sense of the form and understand what is included in each of the boxes, please download the 'Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2008 Form W-2' (PDF) If you would like to further understand how Taxable Wages are calculated, download the 'Taxable Wage Worksheet' (PDF).

You can also view and print your IRS acceptable W-2 Form through ALVIN (now accessible through MyNewSchool). When you are on the W2 Tax Information page, go to the bottom of the page and click the PRINT button. This will bring online the form and you can print from there. To help guide you through accessing and viewing your Payroll information, please refer to: Viewing Payroll Online.

All of the information regarding Tax Forms can be found on the Payroll website and on MyNewSchool. If you have questions about your W-2 or if you do not receive it by February 13th, please email us at PayrollHelp or you can call us at 212-229-5674 x4963.

Thank you,

The New School Payroll Department

80 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
212.229.5674 x4963
Fax: 212.229.1323
payrollhelp@newschool.edu

Employee Information Online: https://my.newschool.edu

01/28/09 -- 2007 W-2 WAGE & Tax Statements [+]

Dear Colleagues:

2007 W-2 Tax Forms have been mailed to School employees' home address on record. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to be sure your Name, Address and Social Security Number are accurate and that you can read all of the information clearly. Please allow 5 business days to receive your form.

To help you make sense of the form and understand what is included in each of the boxes, please see 'Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2007 Form W-2' in the Resources & Links Section of our Payroll Website. If you would like to further understand how Taxable Wages are calculated, we have the 'Taxable Wage Worksheet' available for you in the Payroll website's Forms Section.

You can also view and print your W-2 Tax information online through ALVIN (now accessible through MyNewSchool).

All of the information regarding Tax Forms can be found on the Payroll website and on MyNewSchool. If you have questions about your W-2 or if you do not receive it by Monday, February 11, please email us at PayrollHelp or you can call us at 212-229-5674 x4963.

Thank you,

The New School Payroll Department
80 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
212.229.5674 x4963
Fax: 212.229.1323
payrollhelp@newschool.edu

01/03/08: Taxable Wage Worksheet and W-2 Reports explained [+]

Dear Colleagues:

It's that time again and W-2 Tax Statements have been mailed to New School employees' home address on record. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to be sure your Name, Address and Social Security Number are accurate and that you can read all of the information clearly. Please allow 5 business days to receive your form.

To help you make sense of the form and understand what is included in each of the boxes, please download the Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2006 Form W-2 (PDF). If you would like to further understand how Taxable Wages are calculated, download the Taxable Wage Worksheet (PDF).

For the first time last year, you were able to view your W-2 Tax information online through ALVIN (now accessible through MyNewSchool). This year, you can also print your W-2 form directly from MyNewSchool. To help guide you through accessing and viewing your Payroll information, please refer to: Viewing Payroll Online.

All of the information regarding Tax Forms can be found on the Payroll website and on MyNewSchool. If you have questions about your W-2 or if you do not receive it by next Tuesday, February 12, please email us at PayrollHelp or you can call us at 212.229.5674 x4963.

Thank you,

The New School Payroll Department
80 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10011
212.229.5674 x4963
Fax: 212.229.1323
payrollhelp@newschool.edu

01/30/07 -- New Payroll Schedules, 2006 W-2 Wage, and Tax Statements [+]

To all Employees:

Payroll Schedules
The 2007 schedules are available on our webpage.

Attn Administrators
Please review the schedules and communicate to all those who may need to provide you with paperwork so everyone can meet the due dates.

Year end and W-2S
For accurate processing of tax information, an accurate Name, Social Security Number and current address are required for each employee. If you need to update this information, please sign onto MyNewSchool (click the "Employee" tab; then in the Self Service/ALVIN channel, click "Personal Information ").

Direct Deposit
We strongly encourage you to review the benefits and consider direct deposit of your pay to your checking or savings so that your pay is automatically sent to your account and immediately available to you on payday. Fill out the Direct Deposit form and submit it to Human Resources at 80 Fifth Avenue.

Best Wishes for a very Happy Holiday season!

01/31/06: 2005 W-2 Wage & Tax Statements [+]

Dear Colleagues:

It's that time again and W-2 Tax Statements have been mailed to New School employees' home address on record. When you receive your W-2, please check it immediately to be sure your Name, Address and Social Security Number are accurate and that you can read all of the information clearly. Please allow 5 business days to receive your form.

To help you make sense of the form and understand what is included in each of the boxes, please see 'Explanation of Amounts Reported on the 2005 Form W-2' in the Resources & Links Section. If you would like to further understand how Taxable Wages are calculated we have a worksheet available for you in the Forms Section: 'Taxable Wages Worksheet'.

Something New!: Now you can view your W-2 Tax information online through ALVIN. To help guide you through accessing and viewing your Payroll information through ALVIN please refer to: 'Viewing Payroll Online Through ALVIN' in Resources & Links.

All of the information regarding Tax Forms can be found on this website and in ALVIN.

If you have questions about your W-2 or if you do not receive it by Tuesday, February 7, please email us at PayrollHelp or you can call us at 212.229.5674 x4963.

Thank you.

12/23/05: New Payroll Schedules [+]

To all Employees:

Payroll Schedules: Are available for 2006.

Attn Administrators—Please review the schedules and communicate to all those who may need to provide you with paperwork so due dates in HR & Payroll are insured.

Payroll Information: Going forward, a notice will be posted in this section (Payroll Homepage) to advise you of any changes or announcements throughout the year so please check back often.

As a point of reference for you, there had been some important changes to the Payroll process during the year.

  1. Paystatements are now available online through ALVIN. Payroll is produced in the early part of each payweek. Checks are payable on Friday of the payweek. Direct deposits are also available as of Friday of payweek. However, you can view your payroll information generally beginning Wednesday of your pay week.
  2. In general, paper Pay statements are no longer mailed to your home.

Year end and W-2S: For accurate processing of tax information, an accurate Name, Social Security Number and current address are required for each employee. If you need to update this information, please visit ALVIN on The New School website and follow the directions.

Direct Deposit: We strongly encourage you to review the benefits and consider direct deposit of your pay to your checking or savings so that your pay is automatically sent to your account and immediately available to you on payday. Click on the link below for a Direct Deposit Form PDF which you can print out, or go to the Human Resources office to pick up a form.

Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!

 
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