University of Michigan employees who have consented to receive an electronic PDF copy of their Form W-2 since 2018 do not have to take further action, and their 2020 W-2 will be available for viewing and printing in early January 2021.

Electronic consent that had been given for 2018 or 2019 W-2 forms is effective for this and all future years.

Those who have not previously consented to receive an electronic PDF copy of their Form W-2 can do so now by going to Wolverine Access and clicking the Payroll Tax Forms (W-2, W-4) link, where they will be prompted to provide consent before you select a paycheck. If the link is not easily found on the home page, users can search for it using the search field at the top of the page.

By choosing an electronic PDF copy of their W-2, employees will avoid having sensitive W-2 information, such as Social Security numbers, delivered via U.S. mail.

For those who choose to receive their W-2 Form in the mail, hard copies will be mailed by Jan. 31.

The university will also provide Form 1095, which reports information about health care coverage, either electronically by using the View Form 1095 link in Wolverine Access starting the week of Jan. 18 or by mail by Jan. 31.

Employees must consent to receive Form 1095 electronically by Jan. 5, either at the same time they consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of their W-2, or by going to Wolverine Access and clicking the Benefits Self-Service link > ACA 1095 Self Service > ACA 1095 Consent.

Employees should retain this tax form with other tax documents needed to file federal taxes. More information is available at hr.umich.edu/form-1095.

To ensure prompt delivery of tax forms by the U.S. Postal Service, a current home address must be correct in U-M records. To update a home address via the web, go to Wolverine Access and click on the Campus Personal Information link > Addresses. Updates may also be made using the Address/Personal Data Form.

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