2012 W2 missing last two weeks of 2012 work period but 2013 pay stub does not reflect it as well

by Concerned
(Clayton, NC)

I noticed that my W2 did not reflect work performed the last two weeks of 2012 because the pay date for this period was in January 2013.


Yes, I know this is legal, but my recent February pay stub has omitted this (2 week) amount, including all taxes as well. I went through accounting in college and something does not add up. It is my understanding that if the company did not report the pay period Dec 15 - Dec 31 2012 on the 2012 w2 this amount should reflect on the 2013 pay stub and w2.

I could be wrong maybe they add the amount later in the year. One thing is for sure I would like to report to the IRS the exact amount of taxes paid. I hope that I am the only one with this problem, if not this company has a major headache coming soon.

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by: Best Business Payroll

You are correct that work performed in 2012 but paid in 2013 is reported as 2013 income and thus will not show up on your 2012 W-2.

You may have a problem, however, if you have not seen that pay reflected on your pay stub as of yet; it should be there by now, and we definitely do not recommend the wait-and-see-if-it-shows-up-later method of dealing with this.

You should go see your Human Resources Department immediately and get the problem rectified. Hopefully they will be able to explain to your satisfaction if there is a reasonable explanation for why your pay is not showing up; if not, it will be good for you to bring it to their attention so they can solve this problem for you and others who may be affected by the same issue. Good luck!

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