Find out how your tax dollars are allocated, and learn about available programs and credits.

W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

Learn about your W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, and find answers to a variety of questions related to withholdings.

Go paperless: learn about electronic W-2 form.

Download the 2016 W-2 Quick Reference Guide


Every employee must complete two Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificates. The first is for the federal government and the second is for the state and local governments. The marital status and number of allowances you claim on these certificates determines the amount of taxes that are withheld from your pay.

See more information about Withholdings

Social Security & FICA

Most employees and employers each pay up to 7.65% of covered wages for Social Security and Medicare taxes. Together these taxes comprise FICA, which stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.

Learn more about Social Security and FICA

Affordable Care Act

If you were a full-time employee of the City of New York during any part of 2016, you will receive a 2016 1095-C form even if you did not elect health insurance through the City. Learn more about this form.