The federal filing deadline for 2021 income taxes has been extended to April 18, 2022. As of January 24, 2022, State income tax filing deadlines are as follows:
Payroll Information for 2021 Income Tax Returns is a printable PDF of the information featured on this page. You will need Adobe Reader to download and print this page.
The calendar year 2021 W-2 tax form will be distributed electronically in January 2022. Those employees who authorized web delivery of their tax forms can expect to access their W-2s sooner than those who opt to receive a hard copy.
The form should be checked for accuracy. Update your address, as needed, by visiting Employee Self-Service (ESS) and clicking on My address change under the orange My Information banner. Name or Social Security number changes need to be submitted on MCPS Form 445-1A, Changes in Personal Information for MCPS Employees to the Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC). An incorrect name spelling or address does not invalidate the W-2 form.
A separate W-2 will be issued to employees who had state income taxes withheld from more than two states. Tax-sheltered annuity deductions are excluded from gross wages for Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, but not for Pennsylvania.
If you do not receive your W-2, or misplace your W-2, you must download and print a copy via the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page. Review disclosure statement and detailed instructions for obtaining a duplicate W-2 online.
Worker's compensation payments are not considered wages and are not included on the W-2 form. The W-2 has been adjusted to exclude worker's compensation payments and the refunded taxes.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to send Form 1095-C to certain employees. If you are an MCPS employee who worked an average of 30 or more hours per week and/or was enrolled in an MCPS-provided medical insurance plan at any time during 2021, you will receive Form 1095-C by March 2, 2022.
If you receive a 1095-C, it will contain important information about your health care coverage in 2021. The form serves as proof of insurance for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Although you may choose to submit your 1095-C to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with your 2021 income tax return, you are not required to. Therefore, should you submit your tax return prior to receiving your 1095-C, you will NOT need to amend your tax return to include it. MCPS will submit the information from your 1095-C to the IRS.
As with your W-2, be sure to check your 1095-C for accuracy.
If you do not receive your 1095-C by March 2, 2022, or misplace your 1095-C, you may download and print a copy via the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page. Review detailed instructions for obtaining a duplicate 1095-C online.
Current Tax Tips—Detailed tax information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Explanation of Wage and Tax Boxes on W-2—Detailed information regarding the wage and tax boxes on the W-2 form
Form 1095-C—A blank 1095-C form to familiarize you with its content
Form 1095-C Decoder—An interactive 1095-C that explains what the codes used on the form mean
Form 1095-C: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers—Answers to common questions about Form 1095-C
Affordable Care Act (ACA)—Information from the IRS about Affordable Care Act tax provisions
Deducting out-of-pocket classroom expenses—Information from the IRS on who is qualified for this deduction; includes a list of qualified expenses
Additional Information—More about deductions, expenses, and other helpful tax information, including information about association dues, independent activity fund, and the earned income tax credit
IRS Filing Your Taxes web page—A helpful resource when preparing to file income taxes
IRS Free File—Prepare and file your federal income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software
IRS Refund Status online form—An online tool to find out the status of your federal tax refund
Refund status online forms for other jurisdictions—Online tools to find out the status of your state tax refund
FEDERAL INCOME TAX—Forms only/walk-in questions
Internal Revenue Service
6010 Executive Blvd, Ste 100 Rm 103
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Telephone: 1-800-829-1040 (Tax Information) or 240-613-8976
315 North Washington Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 301-413-0304 or 1-800-772-1213
10230 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
Maryland State Teacher Retirement/Pension System
120 East Baltimore Street, 14th floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6700
Telephone:1-800-492-5909 or 1-410-625-5555
MCPS Employee and Retiree Service Center
45 West Gude Drive, Suite 1200
Rockville, Maryland 20850
WEST VIRGINIA INCOME TAX
West Virginia State Tax Department
Taxpayer Services Division
1124 Smith Street
Albert T. Summers Center St. Office Bldg.
Charleston, West Virginia 25337-3784
Telephone: 1-304-558-3333 or
PENNSYLVANIA INCOME TAX
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Harrisburg, PA 17128-0504
Taxpayers with special hearing and speaking needs may call 1-800-447-3020 (TT only).
Telephone: 703-222-8234, #7 for Inc. Tax
Falls Church City
Manassas Park City
Prince William County