Edward A. Dion
County Auditor CPA, CIO
edion@epcounty.com

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

El Paso County Auditor's Office
County Administrative Offices
800 E. Overland, Room 406 (map)
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-2040
Fax (915) 546-8172
(Office Extensions)

County Auditor

  • How to Read the W-2, Wage and Tax Statement
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  • The letters and numbers listed below coordinate with the letters and numbers listed in the boxes of the W-2 form.
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  • a. Employee's social security number
  • This is your social security number
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  • b. Employer ID number
  • This number is El Paso County Federal Tax ID number
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  • c. Employer's name, address, and ZIP code
  • This includes the County's name, address, and ZIP code.
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  • d. Control Number
  • Not Applicable (N/A)
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  • e. Employee's name, address, and ZIP code.
  • This is your name, your last known address, and ZIP code.
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  • 1. Wages, tips, other comp.
  • This amount includes all federal taxable income for wages received during calendar year 2012. Taxed deferred annuities, such as AETNA, Nationwide, and other box 12 amounts have been deducted from the gross wages. Amounts in Box 14, such as County Pension and Dependent Care Account have been deducted from the gross wages.
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  • 2. Federal Income tax withheld
  • All federal income tax withheld during calendar year 2012.
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  • 3. Social security wages
  • All social security taxable income for wages received during calendar year 2012. The maximum wages subject to social security tax were $110,100 for 2012.
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  • 4. Social security tax withheld
  • All social security taxes withheld during calendar year 2012. This is FICA on your pay stub.
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  • 5. Medicare wages and tips
  • All Medicare taxable income for wages received during calendar year 2012. There is no maximum for Medicare taxes.
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  • 6. Medicare tax withheld
  • All Medicare taxes withheld from your wages during calendar year 2012. This is MEDICARE on your pay stub.
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  • 7. Social security tips
  • N/A
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  • 8. Allocated tips
  • N/A
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  • 9. Advance EIC payment
  • N/A
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  • 10. Dependent care benefits
  • Total amount paid to a 125 cafeteria plan for dependent care.
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  • 11. Nonqualified plans
  • N/A
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  • 12. Codes
  • Used for reporting of various miscellaneous information, principally concerning benefits. Amounts reported must be preceded by identifying codes (see back of W-2 for additional information)
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  • 13. Retirement Plan Box
  • Denotes an active participant, during 2012, in the El Paso County qualified pension plan.
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  • 14. Other
  • Items deducted from the taxable gross and not included in the amount located in Box 1. Amounts such County Pension, Clothing Allowance, and Car Allowance are listed.
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  • 15. State and employer's state ID #
  • State and state ID number for El Paso County.
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  • 16. State wages, tips, etc.
  • N/A
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  • 17. State income tax
  • N/A
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  • 18. Local wages, tips, etc.
  • N/A
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  • 19. Local Income tax
  • N/A
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  • 20. Locality name
  • N/A