# Lessons Learned from Years with Taxes

Steps of Calculating W2 from a Paystub

There are those people that will have to wait for the W2 form so as to get the tax return when there is another way of getting it without waiting for the W2 form. One doesn’t have to worry that they will get different information it is evident that the same information that you will have in the W2 form is the same one that you will have in the paystub. To make your work easier and fast you will have to know how to calculate the W2 wages from the paystub. Here are the steps of calculating W2 from a paystub.

The first step of calculating W2 from a paystub is to get the gross income. When we talk about the gross income we mean all the money that you have to earn without deducting anything. You have to make sure that you will not exclude any amount you have to include everything. When you do this it will show you exactly all the amount that you will have earned including all the extra earnings of which will be shown on your paystub.

You will then have to deduct the non-taxable wages from the gross income that you will have got. You must have the gross income so that you can subtract the non-taxable wages from it. There are those wages that do not include the income, federal or the state taxes and those are the non-taxable wages. To make sure that you will have the correct amount you have to make sure that you do include all the of the non-taxable wages.

The third step is to get the taxable income by accounting for the other deductions. You are guaranteed to get the correct amount if you do include all the other deductions that are there. You will get help from the paystub so as to get the sum of all the other deductions so that you now deduct from the amount that you got in step two. The amount that you will have get as the taxable income in the paystub will be the same as that in the W2.

The other step is to get the annual taxes and finally calculate the W2 earnings. It is evident that every year there is that amount of taxes that will be withheld. One will be able to get the amount that has been held that year when they multiply the amount held each month by the times they have been paid. When you subtract the amount that has been withed from the amount you got in step three you will get the W2 earnings.