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Payroll and Tax Compliance Office



Time for a Paycheck Checkup

Following tax law changes, you should do a paycheck checkup using the IRS’s Withholding Calculator and, if necessary, complete a new W-4 form.

You should check 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 2017.
  • Have high income or a complex tax return.
  • Have a large tax refund or tax bill for 2017.

Use the IRS Withholding Calculator to do a Paycheck Checkup

  • The IRS Withholding Calculator helps figure out if you should submit a new Form W-4 to your employer.
  • 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.
  • Find the IRS calculator at

For more details, visit:



* *Elect Secured Online Paperless Delivery of Your 2018 W2**

The deadline for electing online 2018 W-2 is December 31, 2018.

For instructions, visit:



 Prior Year W-2's are available through the Payroll and Tax Compliance Office.

SAP - Employee Self Service

Watch the Employee Self Service Training Video to learn about the Employee Self Service (ESS) module.  This module contains earnings statements, benefit plans, working time recording, leave balances, address change, bank information, emergency contacts, employee search and much more.

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Campus payroll news:

The monthly payroll for October 2018, will be paid on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Upcoming semi-monthly payrolls, for hourly and student employees, will be paid Monday, October 15, 2018 (for the pay period 09/16/18 - 09/30/18) and Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (for the pay period 10/01/18 - 10/15/18). 


We are pleased to offer and encourage all employees to participate in the direct deposit programOver 90% of Texas State Employees participate in the direct deposit program.  If you have already signed up for direct deposit, it is not necessary to resubmit information unless your election or banking information has changed.  Have a great semester.

Want to check the status of your tax refund?  Use this link: Where's My Refund?

If you don't have internet access, call the IRS Refund Hotline at (800) 829-1954, 24 hours a day.