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Why doesn't my last pay stub of the calendar year match the total wages information on my W-2?

The information on the last pay stub of the year may not match the total wages reported on your W-2 because Box 1 reflects gross income less pre-tax items. Box 1 (Wages, tips, other compensation) of your W-2 displays taxable wages and not gross wages. Taxable wages includes your Gross pay plus all applicable pre-tax deductions for:

  • SURS
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Exempt State Life
  • Health Care Spending Accounts
  • Deferred Compensation/Annuities
  • Parking Permits