W-2 forms will be available on HR Self Service site

Once again, University of Iowa W-2 forms will be available on the HR Self Service web site, hris.uiowa.edu/selfservice.

The IRS allows for electronic delivery of W-2 forms if permission is given. To do this, check the appropriate box on the Self Service web site. Select “Stop Paper Mailings” under General Section on the Personal Tab on the HR Self Service site.

The 2011 W-2 forms will be available mid- to late-January 2012; by electing electronic delivery, you will have access to your form approximately one week before the forms are mailed, and your social security number is not being sent through U.S. Mail. Refer to the Reminder section of the Payroll web site, www.uiowa.edu/hr/payroll/reminders.html, for further information.

Other tax-related information
Given that the Iowa Department of Revenue will not automatically mail income tax booklets this year, one recommended method for filing one’s returns is to do it electronically. Find out more about e-filing by visiting www.iowa.gov/tax.

The Iowa Department of Revenue will expand telephone and email customer service hours during the month of January. The department’s Taxpayer Service Section will assist customers by phone and email from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Walk-in customers will continue to be served from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Normal hours (8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) will resume Feb. 1, 2012.