Taxes

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.


In this section:

  • W-2: Find detailed explanations about W-2 Wage and Tax Statements. Go paperless: learn about electornic W-2 form. Download W-2 Quick Reference Guide.

  • Withholdings: Learn about Withholding Allowance Certificates. View IRS videos to get some withholding tips including withholding calculator and to learn how to do your paycheck checkup. Other contents of the Withholdings section include claiming multiple federal and state allowances; determining withholding allowances; federal and state withholding exemptions; filing and changing withholdings; lock-in letters; resident and non-resident aliens; Social Security and FICA; unsigned or unfiled withholdings.

  • Tax Break Programs: Learn about programs that help to reduce your taxes, such as Commuter Benefits, Deferred Compensation, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Pension Plans.

  • Tax FAQ: Find answers to various tax related questions. Get more helpful pay and tax information from other resources.

Affordable Care Act

If you were a full-time employee of the City of New York during any part of 2018, you will receive a 2018 1095-C form even if you did not elect health insurance through the City. Learn more about this form.