W-2 Information

The 2020 Form W-2s are now available online for active employees. W-2s for inactive employees and those who did not consent to an online form were mailed on 2/1/2021 to the last known address on file. Once received, please safeguard your hard-copy, as there is a $10 charge for reprints.

Active employees can now access the online form.

To access your W-2 online you will need the following:

  1. Duo two-factor authentication. If you have not yet set up Duo, access the instructions on Clemson's Two-Factor Authentication webpage.

  2. Please ensure that your web browser’s pop-up blockers are turned off.

Steps to access your online W-2:

  1. Access Employee Self Service (If prompted to log in, enter your Clemson credentials and authenticate with Duo).

  2. Select the “Payroll and Compensation” tile.

  3. Select “View W-2/W-2c Forms” from the menu on the left.

  4. Select the “View Form” button under “Year End Form” (making sure you have selected the appropriate tax year above).

  5. You may also use the link under “Filing Instructions” to view/print the IRS Notice to Employee and Instructions for Employee.

Important notes:

  • A secure PDF of your W-2 is generated when you select “Year End Form.” You may experience a slight delay while your W-2 loads.

  • If you have trouble accessing your W-2 online, make sure that your browser allows pop-ups. For further assistance, contact ithelp@clemson.edu.

  • Only active employees may access their W-2s online. If you separate from Clemson University, you will no longer have access to the online system.

Request a Reprint:

We will begin reprinting W-2s on Tuesday 2/16/21 for any requests received through Monday 2/15/21. Reprints will be processed weekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons up to 4/7/21 and daily after that through 4/15/21, which is the 2021 deadline for submitting 2020 tax returns without an extension. Use the Form W-2 reprint request form (PDF) to request a reprint.

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W-2 FAQs

The W-2 form reports “taxable gross”, not actual earnings. Taxable Gross is Actual Gross less pre-tax deductions. For a detailed explanation of how to tie your last paystub in 2020 to your 2020 W-2, please see Tips for Understanding Your W-2 (PDF).

Participation is determined based on eligibility, regardless of whether one elected or waived the right to participate. For more information see Employees Covered by a Retirement Plan. If you think that this box was marked in error, please submit a ticket using Ask-HR.

Students who pay tuition receive a 1098-T. This can be accessed online via iROAR. For assistance with 1098-T issues, contact Student Financial Services at 864-656-5592 or e-mail studentbillquestions@clemson.edu.

Please contact Elizabeth Brewer at cowarde@clemson.edu or 864-656-5594.

No, W-2s are issued as one document from one employer, so all jobs for that employer are on one form.

For treaty exempt amounts paid to you during the calendar year, you will receive a 1042-S form. If your wage income exceeded your treaty limit, you will receive both a 1042-S and a W-2. For 1042-S questions, contact International Employment at intlemployment@clemson.edu, Ask-HR or call 864-656-2000.

The Affordable Care Act Tax Provision requires employers to report the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage in box 12 as code DD. The amount reported with code DD is not taxable. For more information from the IRS, go to Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage.

If you applied for and received emergency sick leave and/or emergency FMLA as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the taxable value of those earnings are listed in Box 14, per IRS guidelines.

Contact HR

Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672

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