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The W2 Files

Information you should know about W2 forms and Flexible Spending Reimbursements for 2012, and the new Social Security tax rate for 2013:

When will Harvard send out the W2s?
What should I do if I do not receive my W2?
I have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2012. What is the deadline for requesting reimbursements through FSA?
Where do I submit my claims?
I hear that the Social Security tax went up for 2013 - is this true?
What is the new Social Security max?
I do not see the words 'Social Security' or 'FICA' on my paycheck - where is it?
Can I view my paycheck online?


When will Harvard send out the W2s?
By federal law, employers have until January 31 to deliver W2s.

What should I do if I do not receive my W2?
If you do not receive your W2 by February 11, a duplicate W2 can be requested here.

I have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2012. What is the deadline for requesting reimbursements through FSA?
2012 FSA claims must be postmarked by March 31, 2013 to submit claims for expenses incurred during calendar year 2012 and including expenses incurred before March 16, 2013. All claims must be postmarked by March 31.  

Where do I submit my claims?
Claims may be submitted online at Crosby Benefit Systems;
      
      by fax to 978-367-9626;
      
      or by mail to:
      Harvard University FSA Plan
      c/o Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.
      P.O. Box 25172
      Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-5172

I hear that the Social Security tax went up for 2013 - is this true?
The temporary 2% Social Security payroll tax cut for employees that was in place for the past two years has expired. Effective January 1, 2013 the Social Security tax withholding rate increased from 4.2 % of taxable wages back to 6.2%.

What is the new Social Security max?
The new Social Security and Medicare wage base has changed from $110,100 in 2012 to $113,700 for 2013. This means that the Social Security taxes apply to all salaries up to $113,700. There is no taxable wage maximum limit for Medicare taxes.

I do not see the words 'Social Security' or 'FICA' on my paycheck - where is it?
FICA stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, which is the federal law governing these deductions. On your paycheck, under Taxes on the right side, you will see Fed MED/EE and Fed OASDI/EE.

  • Fed MED/EE is the employee (EE) federal Medicare tax.
  • Fed OASDI/EE is the employee Federal Old Age Survivors Disability tax, which is also known as the Social Security tax, or FICA tax.

Can I view my paycheck online?
Yes! Using PeopleSoft Self Service you can look at your paycheck as well as your benefit information.