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
Social Security tax
Maximum taxable earnings of $160,200.
No maximum wage base limit.
Additional Medicare tax
Earnings in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year.
PA State Personal Income tax
PA State Unemployment tax
City of Philadelphia Wage tax (Philadelphia Residents)
Philadelphia Residents Only.
City of Philadelphia Wage tax (Philadelphia Non-Residents)
Philadelphia Nonresidents Only.
Qualified Transportation and Parking program
Maximum monthly limit of $300. For WageWorks only.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miscellaneous Payroll Deductions
The following deductions are administered by the university departments listed below.
Campus Recreation Fitness
Contact Campus Recreation Services at 215-204-1267.
Contact Diamond Dollars Office at 215-204-3140.
Contact Parking Services at
- Main Campus Parking Svcs. Office: 215-204-5301.
- Health Sciences Ctr. Parking Svcs. Office: 215-707-2277
Contact University Giving Deductions at 215-926-2500.
Union dues inquiries should be directed to your union representative. If additional information is required, contact HR Labor and Employee Relations.