The Form W-2: Wage and Tax Statement reports taxable earnings paid to employees between January 1 and December 31 of each calendar year. Taxable earnings are gross payments minus tax deferrals such as pension plans, pre-tax parking and employee-paid health. Tax documents for wages earned in 2021 will be available online or mailed by Jan. 31, 2022.
How to Access Your W-2 Statement Online
Employees will download their 2021 W-2 Statements from UCPath Online. You will be able to download your W-2 by going to the following page:
- Dashboard Navigation: Income and Taxes > View Online W-2/W-2C
- Menu Navigation: Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > View Online W-2/W-2C
Important Security Reminder
The University of California does not send W-2 statements by email or text. If you receive an email or text with an attachment for viewing a W-2, it is a phishing scam designed to gain your private information. Do not open attachments that claim to provide access to your W-2 and use caution when clicking any links. If in doubt, go to UCPath online using a safe/known link and access your electronic W-2 directly.
Enroll in Online W-2 Statements
The Payroll Office recommends that all employees take a moment to enroll in online delivery of their W-2 statement. You'll thank yourself when you're ready to file your taxes! Online access is safe and convenient – your W-2 can't get lost, stolen or misplaced.
Enroll on UCPath Online: https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu/income-and-taxes/enroll-receive-online-w-2.
The link above will direct you to a page where you can update how you receive your W-2. Check the box to consent to electronic delivery and click submit. That’s all you need to do. Alternatively, you can log into UCPath Online and find the same page from the main menu:
- Menu Navigation: Employee Actions > Income and Taxes > Enroll to Receive Online W-2
If you have questions about enrolling in online W-2 statements, please contact the UCI Payroll Office via the Employee Experience Center.