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

Announcement, September 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges everyone who works as an employee and has income from other sources to perform a Paycheck Checkup.

Download the Paycheck Checkup instructions for further details.

Announcement, January 2018

On January 11, 2018, the IRS issued the Updated 2018 Withholding Tables reflecting changes in the new tax reform law signed in December.

Employees could see their paycheck changes in February.

Visit the IRS site for more information.

See the IRS Withholding Tables Frequently Asked Questions.



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 2017 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 2017, you will receive a 2017 1095-C form even if you did not elect health insurance through the City. Learn more about this form.