Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Payroll - W-2 Form

We are required to furnish you with copies of Form W-2 generally by January 31st each year.

If you have not received your W-2 by February 7th please contact the Payroll department for a duplicate.

From Paycheck to W-2

The links below will help you to reconcile your last pay stub of the year with your Form W-2.  These are the calculations used to determine taxable wages.

Box 1: Wages, tips, other compensation (Federal Wages)

Box 3: Social security wages

Box 5: Medicare wages and tips

Box 16: State wages, tips, etc.


Calculation of Federal Wages, tips, other compensation

Year-to-Date Earnings

  • Found in the lower left corner of your pay stub.

Plus (+) Taxable cost of group-term life insurance over $50,000

  • Amount found in Box 12 Code C on your W-2 form.
  • Amount is derived using the IRS Premium Table.

Minus (-) Tax Deferred Retirement contributions

Minus (-) Medical Benefits

Minus (-) Dependant Care Benefits

  • This amount is found in Box 10 on your W-2 form.
  • Amount listed as FSAD on your pay stub, a Voluntary Deduction.

Equals (=) Box 1: Wages, tips, other compensation (Federal Wages)

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Calculation of Social security wages

Year-to-Date Earnings

  • Found in the lower left corner of your pay stub.

Plus (+) Taxable cost of group-term life insurance over $50,000

  • Amount found in Box 12 Code C on your W-2 form.
  • Amount is derived using the IRS Premium Table.

Minus (-) Medical Benefits

Minus (-) Dependant Care Benefits

  • This amount is found in Box 10 on your W-2 form.
  • Amount listed as FSAD on your pay stub, a Voluntary Deduction.

Equals (=) Box 3: Social security wages

  • NOTE: These wages will not exceed 97,500.00 in 2007 and 102,000.00 in 2008.

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Calculation of Medicare wages and tips

Year-to-Date Earnings

  • Found in the lower left corner of your pay stub.

Plus (+) Taxable cost of group-term life insurance over $50,000

  • Amount found in Box 12 Code C on your W-2 form.
  • Amount is derived using the IRS Premium Table.

Minus (-) Medical Benefits

Minus (-) Dependant Care Benefits

  • This amount is found in Box 10 on your W-2 form.
  • Amount listed as FSAD on your pay stub, a Voluntary Deduction.

Equals (=) Box 5: Medicare wages and tips

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Calculation of State wages, tips, etc.

Year-to-Date Earnings

  • Found in the lower left corner of your pay stub.

Minus (-) Medical Benefits

Minus (-) Dependant Care Benefits

  • This amount is found in Box 10 on your W-2 form.
  • Amount listed as FSAD on your pay stub, a Voluntary Deduction.

Equals Box 16: State wages, tips, etc. (Pennsylvania)

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