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W-2 and W-4


Boise State University is required by the IRS to furnish all employees with a W-2 Form, Wage and Tax Statement, for each calendar year to be used in completing the employees’ annual tax returns. The W-2 Form details the employee’s compensation and tax withholding amounts for the year from his/her paycheck. According to the Federal Treasury Regulation 31.6051-1, the W-2 Form must be furnished, meaning properly addressed and postmarked, by January 31 and 1042 Form (for Foreign National employees) by March 15.

Consent to receive your W-2 Statement electronically instead of by paper copy, click here

Benefits of Receiving Form W-2 Electronically

  • Eliminates the risk of W-2 information getting lost or stolen in the mail
  • Eliminates the risk of a $5.00 charge to replace a lost or misplaced paper W-2
  • Eliminates delays in receiving the information due to the postal mailing process
  • Secure access to your W-2 any time and at any location my.BoiseState is available (Tax Year 2007 through current)


You can file a new Form W-4 anytime your tax situation changes and you choose to have more, or less, tax withheld.

Helpful tools:


Go online to my.BoiseState to file or make changes your W-4 or click here for a paper W-4 form.
NOTE: Marital status and allowances claimed for federal withholding will default to and be used for Idaho State Withholding unless you complete a paper ID W-4, see IDAHO STATE WITHHOLDING.

  • Go to my.BoiseState/ login
  • Use your employee user name and password to log in
  • Select “Employee View”
  • Select “HR System” under “SERVICES”
  • Enter your User ID and Password
  • Select “Payroll and Compensation”
  • Select “W-4 Tax Information”


To file or make changes for State of Idaho withholding only, click here for a paper ID W-4 form.

Paper W-4 Forms

Return paper W-4 forms to Human Resources-Payroll at Mail Stop 1265