W-2s are available in Workday

As of this week, W-2 documents needed for filing state and federal income taxes are available in Workday.

Here's how to access yours: Select the "Pay" icon on the Workday home page, then click on the "My Tax Documents" button on the next page. A tax year 2019 W-2 should be available to view or print. You may need to turn off any pop-up blockers for the document to load. For more assistance, including images of how to navigate to your W-2 in Workday, consult this job aid.

W-2s are available online even for employees who requested a mailed copy, said Tim Ashley, interim assistant vice president for payroll, benefits and tax. Employees who don't have access to Workday and former employees will receive a mailed copy within the next week, he said.

1095 in the mail

All employees should receive a 1095 form in the mail soon, as well. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with more than 50 workers are required to file these forms to demonstrate they've provided or offered health insurance to their employees.

The copy of the 1095 sent to employees no longer is needed to show that taxpayers had insurance coverage. Beginning in 2019, the ACA's individual mandate requiring individuals to carry health care coverage is no longer enforceable with a penalty.

"It's more of an informational form than anything else. It doesn't accomplish what it used to in the past," Ashley said. "Employees don't need to wait to receive their form to do their taxes."