Read this message online [https://today.uic.edu/update-to-year-end-tax-statements-process-for-tax-year-2018]
To help you prepare for the annual processing of Year-End Tax Statements (IRS Forms W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C), this message gives you important information about:
1. Electronic process for Forms W-2, 1042-S and 1095-C
2. Consent process for electronic access
3. Address requirement for mailing of forms
4. Where to find additional information
This email message applies to anyone who is or has been an employee of the University of Illinois during tax year 2018. If you were NOT an employee during tax year 2018, please disregard this message.
1. ELECTRONIC PROCESS FOR FORMS W-2, 1042-S, & 1095-C =================================================
Again this year the University is pleased to offer the option of accessing your Forms W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C electronically. Last year over 48,000 employees chose to receive their W-2 and/or 1042-S electronically. The consent process for calendar year 2018 is open through January 15, 2019 @ 10:59 P.M. CST
If You Previously Consented:
You do not need to provide consent again this year to retrieve your 2018 FormW-2 and/or Form 1095-C electronically, if you previously consented for both documents. You will receive a notification from University Payroll & Benefits during the month of January, indicating your Form W-2 and/or Form 1095-C are available online and giving you instructions on how to access these documents.
If You Are a Foreign National (Non-Resident Alien) Employee:
You do not need to provide consent again this year to retrieve your 2018 Form W-2 and/or Form 1042-S electronically, if you previously consented for both documents. If you previously consented to receive only your Form W-2 electronically, you will need to also consent for electronic access to your Form 1042-S. You will receive a notification from University Payroll & Benefits during the month of January, indicating your Form W-2 and/or Form 1042-S are available online and giving you instructions on how to access it.
If You Wish to Receive Your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C Electronically:
If you have not previously agreed to receive your information electronically, you can provide consent at any time through January 15, 2019 @ 10:59 P.M. CST. See section 2 (Consent Process for Electronic Access) below for details. If you DO NOT consent individually to receive your W-2, 1042-S, or 1095-C electronically by January 15, 2019 @ 10:59 P.M. CST, you will receive a printed Form W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C by regular mail.
Benefits of accessing your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C online include:
* You will have access to your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C earlier than the distribution of mailed copies.
* Your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C is always available to you for secure, convenient, and timely access.
* Because you are retrieving your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C electronically from a secured website, you need not worry that the form will be lost in the mail or stolen from your mailbox and used for identity theft.
* Duplicates are just a few clicks away, even as late as April 14 or 15.
**2FA for tax year 2018**
The University of Illinois System implemented 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) to enhance and strengthen the protocols for securing sensitive data, including personal data for University employees. If you consent to retrieve your electronic forms, you can still access your Form W-2, 1042-S and/or 1095-C from on campus without using 2FA. 2FA is required when you access your Form W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C from home or an off campus computer.
If you have not already done so, please enroll in 2FA as soon as possible. You can set up 2FA from any on-campus University network computer (such as your work computer or a department computer) by visiting [https://verify.uillinois.edu/].
This extra security step will allow you the ability to retrieve your personal tax form(s) from an off-campus network. Completing your 2FA enrollment now will both secure your information and help you avoid inconveniences later.
2. CONSENT PROCESS FOR ELECTRONIC ACCESS
If you wish to receive your Form W-2, 1042-S, or 1095-C electronically, you must provide consent using the NESSIE application through January 15, 2019 @ 10:59 P.M. CST, by following the steps below:
1. Go to the System HR website at [https://www.hr.uillinois.edu]
2. Select the 'Pay' tab.
3. Click the link 'W-2/1042-S/1095-C Tax Statement.'
4. Click the 'Access Tax Forms’ green button.
5. Log in using your NetID and password.
6. Enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) or create one.
7. Click 'Submit.'
8. Click 'Continue.'
9. On the Online Tax Forms page, click 'Consent/Withdraw Consent' to reach instructions.
10. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the form to provide consent:
(a) Select the form you would like to consent for (W-2/1042-S/1095-C).
(b) Enter the consent code. (Click on the consent code link to retrieve the code. This is necessary since it mimics the functionality used to retrieve the W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C electronically.)
(c) Enter the email address where you want to receive your notification regarding retrieval of your Form W-2, 1042-S, and 1095-C. This does not need to be your University e-mail.
(d) Re-enter your email address.
11. Click the 'Consent' button.
After you submit this information, you will receive an email from the University of Illinois to the designated email address indicating you have consented to receive your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C electronically.
If you have consented to receive your W-2, 1042-S, and/or 1095-C electronically, you will receive a notification from University Payroll & Benefits during the month of January for your W-2 and/or 1042-S and March for your 1095-C indicating that your form(s) are available online and giving you instructions on how to access it.
If you DO NOT follow the steps above and do not consent to receive your Form W-2, 1042-S, or 1095-C electronically by January 15, 2019 @ 10:59 P.M. CST, your Form W-2 and/or 1042-S will be mailed on January 31, 2019 and Form 1095-C will be mailed on March 4, 2019 to the mailing address listed on your My Profile in the System HR Website as of December 31, 2018.
3. ADDRESS REQUIREMENT FOR MAILING OF FORMS
The University of Illinois contracts the services of JAT Software for the annual mailing of Form W-2, Form 1042-S (for Foreign Nationals), and Form 1095-C.
Form W-2, Form 1042-S, and Form 1095-C will be mailed to the 'mailing address' listed on the employee's My Profile found in the System HR website (My UI Info tab) at https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/ as of December 31, 2018. If you do not have an active mailing address, the form(s) will be sent to your listed home/permanent address. Forms W-2/1042-S/1095-C cannot be 'forwarded' in the event the mailing address is incorrect and will be returned to the University Payroll & Benefits office.
For Form W-2, Form 1042-S, and Form 1095-C mailing purposes, you can change your mailing address in the System HR website until December 31, 2018 (see section 4, Additional Information to find address change instructions).
4. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Additional information, including the Form W-2, Form 1042-S, and Form 1095-C reissue process, a list of frequently asked questions, and how to change your address in System HR website can be found on the University Payroll and Benefits website at the following links:
Reissue Process and FAQs (via the Tax Information section)
Change of Address Instructions (via the Address Change section)
You can also access this information through the OBFS Home Page at: [www.obfs.uillinois.edu]. Click Payroll and Benefits on the main page, and then click on the links on the left (Address Change, for example) or on other specific topics under the Tax Information link, including FAQs and Reissued W-2s.
NOTE: Because some email programs split long addresses (URLs), you may not be able to reach the desired pages by clicking on the links above. Try copying all the text between the parentheses into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.
If you have other questions about the Form W-2, Form 1042-S, or Form 1095-C process, please contact your University Payroll & Benefits Customer Service Center.
SR Director, University Payroll & Benefits
Dear Members of the Campus Community:
The residential, health care and research aspects of UIC operations make it impossible to close the entire campus. In rare circumstances, severe weather conditions may result in a change or cancellation of:
“non-essential” university operations
university events or programs
Students, faculty and staff who are signed up for UIC ALERT will receive an SMS/text message notification about such a change or a cancellation on their mobile device. Notification will also be posted to the UIC.edu homepage and on the UIC Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We continually monitor weather and road conditions throughout the area. During snow and ice storms we work diligently to keep the Chicago campus open and accessible. This involves work around the clock to clear the building entrances, streets, sidewalks and parking lots. Priority for snow and ice removal is always given to the hospital and ambulatory care areas, ADA entrances and parking spaces for persons with disabilities, emergency routes, and public walkways.
Temporary closures of some parking lots and the top decks of parking structures may be required to allow snow and ice to be safely removed. We may ticket or tow vehicles that disregard these closures. Depending on weather conditions -- a heavy snow, blowing wind, ice, and the timing of the storm -- it may take a few days to completely clear the campus and trash removal and recycling pickups may be delayed.
Use the 24/7 phone number, 5-SNOW (312-355-7669) to report any snow- or ice-related problems on campus. Please provide the following information: location, time, and a phone number or e-mail address for follow-up, if desired.
Your patience and consideration are appreciated while our crews do their best to clear snow and ice.
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
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Best wishes from UIC for a warm and joyous holiday season.
May the spirit of the holidays be with you throughout the new year!
Chancellor Michael Amiridis and
Dr. Ero Aggelopoulou Amiridis