General Payroll FAQs
What is a taxable reimbursement?
Certain business related expenses reimbursed to employees (or paid on their behalf) are taxable. Once a month, Accounts Payable submits a report to Payroll showing taxable reimbursement(s) or payment(s). Once the report is received, Payroll arranges to withhold the additional tax due in the next pay cycle.
To learn more about taxable reimbursements, please visit https://www.boisestate.edu/vpfa-tax-reporting/faqs/.
After reading the FAQs, if you still have questions, please contact Suzy White in Tax Reporting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the Fringe Rates we should use during Budget preparation?
The most current Fringe Rate sheets are shown on Budget Office’s website.
Which employer fringe items are applicable for each employee type?
Visit the Employer Fringe Benefits webpage for more information.
Where are Voluntary Payroll Deductions?
Who do I contact for employment verification?
I am a student and do not see Social Security or Medicare Taxes on my W-2, Why?
The Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax on employers and employees referred to as the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). The Code, however, contains a number of exceptions to the FICA tax. The first is the Student FICA exception of Section 3121 (b)(10), which exempts services performed for a college or university by a “student who is enrolled and regularly attending classes” at the institution. The second is the Nonresident Alien (NRA) FICA exception under Section 3121(b)(19), which exempts a NRA employee in F-1, J-1, Q-1 status. See the Student Fica Exception for more information.
Do I have to work Columbus Day and Veterans Day in order to receive holiday pay?
No, Columbus Day and Veterans Day are no longer holidays and are treated as any other work day; you have an option to take them as vacation or comp day.
What if I don’t have enough vacation or comp time to use during the university closure days?
You will need to discuss options with your supervisor i.e., if you can work or take time off without pay.
See the Payroll and Holidays Calendar page for current information.