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Payroll and Tax Compliance Office


Payroll and Tax Compliance teams are working hard during the continuously evolving challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are supporting Texas State staff and faculty with frequent communication on important changes and resources that assure continuity of service.

We encourage employees, who have not enrolled in direct deposit, to consider this more convenient process for their paychecks. It also helps us practice social distancing.  Please take a moment to read the direct deposit instructions and sign up today.

Additionally, if you pick up your check at Student Business Services, we will begin mailing your check. So for your convenience, please make sure to sign up for direct deposit.

It is important for all our valued employees to take this step now as an extra precaution to limit disruptions in the payroll process. We cannot guarantee that you will receive your pay stub in a timely manner while the university community is operating under a COVID-19 shelter-in-place order or with limited in-person staffing.


Upcoming Pay Dates and Year-End Deadlines

2020 Payroll Year End Deadlines

2020 Payroll Year End Deadlines

Monthly Payroll

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Click on the image for important payroll deadlines.
  • Monday, November 2 - Pay Period 10/01 to 10/31/2020
  • Tuesday, December 1 - Pay Period 11/01 to 11/30/2020

Semi-Monthly Payroll

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Click on the image for important payroll deadlines.
  • Friday, October 30- Pay Period 10/01 - 10/15/2020
  • Monday, November 16 - Pay Period 10/16 - 10/31/2020
  • Monday, November 30- Pay Period 11/01 - 11/15/2020

Time for a Paycheck Checkup


Tips for using the IRS Withholding Calculator 

  • Have your most recent pay stub and federal tax return on hand.
  • The calculator’s results are only as accurate as the information you enter.
  • The Withholding Calculator does not ask you to provide sensitive personally-identifiable information like your name, Social Security number, address or bank account numbers. The IRS does not save or record the information you enter on the Calculator.

Find the IRS calculator at

You should do a paycheck checkup using the IRS’s Withholding Calculator and, if necessary, complete a new W-4 form if you:

  • Are a two-income family.
  • Have two or more jobs at the same time or only work part of the year.
  • Claim credits like the child tax credit.
  • Have dependents age 17 or older.
  • Itemized deductions in 2019.
  • Have high income or a complex tax return.
  • Have a large tax refund or tax bill for 2019.

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