W-2 Information

The 2021 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 1/31/2022 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 your 2021 Form W-2 (If prompted to log in, enter your Clemson credentials and authenticate with Duo).

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

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

  4. 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 2/15/22 for any requests received through Monday 2/14/22. Reprints will be processed weekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons up to 4/7/22 and daily after that through 4/18/22, which is the 2022 deadline for submitting 2021 tax returns without an extension. To request a reprint, complete the W-2 reprint request form (PDF).

Address Changes

If you are contacting us with an address change, please note, W-2s have already been processed and sent to the address on file in the HR system as of 1/27/22. To update your address, follow the directions provided on the Updating Your Information webpage. We will print and hold your new address; should your W-2 be returned, it will be resent to your newly furnished address. Please ensure you have turned on forwarding at the United States Post Office.

W-2 FAQs

The W-2 form reports “taxable gross,” not actual earnings. Your taxable gross is your total gross less pre-tax deductions. For a detailed explanation of how to tie your last paystub in 2021 to your 2021 W-2, please see Tips for Understanding Your W-2 (PDF).

Access the Updating Your Information webpage. To change your address, click on Update Your Personal Information and follow the directions provided. Note the different guidance for Active and Inactive employees.

Participation is determined based on eligibility, regardless of whether one elected or waived the right to participate. For more information see IRS Forms W-2 Retirement Plan or IRS Form W-2 Box 13 Retirement Plan Checkbox Decision Chart. If you think that this box was marked in error, please contact 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 studentbillquestions@clemson.edu.

Please contact Elizabeth Brewer at cowarde@clemson.edu.

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 or Ask-HR.

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 Payroll

Clemson University 
Payroll Department

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.3366
Email: payroll@clemson.edu

Contact HR

Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672

Ask-HR