Iowa State University

Payroll Office

What's New

NEW    Guide for FLSA and Timekeeping Responsibilites

The is a new manual for FSLA and Timekeeping Responsibilites for the changes to the Merit system. Manual

2017 W-2s

2017 W-2s are available via Access Plus. Once you have logged in to Access Plus, click on the Employee tab, the W-2 link in the left column, select Electronic, Submit, then click on the year to view. This is a two-sided, official document you can use for tax purposes. 2015 and 2016 W-2's are also available.

2018 Cutoff Dates

Payroll hourly and salary cutoff dates for 2018 are in the Calendar's link.


For 2018, the FICA tax rate for employees is 6.2% on the first $130,500 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