Iowa State University

Payroll Office

What's New

2017 Cutoff Dates

Payroll hourly and salary cutoff dates for 2017 are in the Calendar's link.


For 2017, the FICA tax rate for employees is 6.2% on the first $127,200 wages paid. The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% on the first $200,000 and 2.35% above $200,000.

W-4 Forms Online

The federal and Iowa W-4 withholding forms are available in Access Plus under the Employee Tab, W-4 Withholding. You can complete these forms if you have a valid ISU email account. You will have to complete a paper W-4 for Iowa if you are claiming exempt or more than 22 allowances and send it to the Payroll Office, 3608 ASB, Ames, IA 50011-3608.

Third Party Access

Third Party Access allows an Iowa State AccessPlus user to share access to some of their personal information with a trusted Third Party. The information that can be shared in AccessPlus is their Payroll Info and W-2. Instructions are in AccessPlus under the Employee tab, Third Party Access.

updated 1/1/17