Employees often ask what amounts are reported on a form W-2 and why the amounts on their pay advices are different from amounts on their form W-2. Many of these questions focus on the following:
- Understanding why the amounts reported on their form W-2 and the amounts on their pay advices are different
- Understanding how federal and state taxable wages differ from Social Security and Medicare wages
Employees may use this W-2 Reconciliation Template to reconcile their form W-2 to their final calendar year pay advice.