Temple University is required by federal, state and local tax laws to withhold applicable taxes from an employee’s pay and remit the withholdings to the appropriate taxing authority. In addition, the university is required to list these deductions on the employee’s paycheck showing the wage(s) paid and taxes withheld. At the end of the tax year, the employee will be issued a Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2). Note that the information presented below is in accordance with federal, state and local taxing authority regulations.

Summary of Tax Rates

A summarized description of the tax rates.

Tax

Rate

Notes

Reference

Social Security tax

6.2%

Maximum taxable earnings of $142,800.

Source

Medicare tax

1.45%

No maximum wage base limit.

Source

Additional Medicare tax

0.9%

Earnings in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year.

Source

PA State Personal Income tax

3.07%

Source

PA State Unemployment tax

0.06%

Source

City of Philadelphia Wage tax (Philadelphia Residents)

3.8398%

Philadelphia Residents Only.

Source

City of Philadelphia Wage tax (Philadelphia Non-Residents)

3.4481%

Philadelphia Nonresidents Only.

Source

Qualified Transportation and Parking program

$270

Maximum monthly limit of $270. For WageWorks only.

Source

Form W-2 Replacement

​The current and three prior calendar year W-2 forms are maintained by Tax Management Services. Active employees can obtain these W-2 forms on TUportal. Former employees should visit Tax Management Services or call 1-877-325-9239.

In accordance with IRS regulations, the university is only required to retain copies of employee Form W-2 for three calendar years, plus the current year.

All requests for reissue or replacement of Form 1042-S must be done in writing via email to hrpaynra@temple.edu

Miscellaneous Payroll Deductions

The following deductions are administered by the university departments listed below.

Contact information of non-required university based miscellaneous payroll deductions.

University Department

Contact Information

Campus Recreation Fitness

Contact Campus Recreation Services at 215-204-1267.

Diamond Dollars

Contact Diamond Dollars Office at 215-204-3140.

Parking Services

Contact Parking Services at

- Main Campus Parking Svcs. Office: 215-204-5301.

- Health Sciences Ctr. Parking Svcs. Office: 215-707-2277

University Giving

Contact University Giving Deductions at 215-926-2500.

Union Dues

Union dues inquiries should be directed to your union representative. If additional information is required, contact HR Labor and Employee Relations.