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2021 W2 Tax Correction


We have become aware of an issue with the Swarthmore College 2021 W-2 tax filing. Our service provider has incorrectly submitted a duplicate W-2 for tax year 2021. Because of this, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has remitted notices to certain College employees based on a general W-2 scan which picked up the duplicates.

What does this mean for you? The service provider is working to remove the duplicates; and Social Security/Internal Revenue Service and the State of Pennsylvania have been notified of the error. In the meantime, you may receive a notice stating that your taxes have been underpaid. 

If you receive a notice of a tax adjustment, we request that you send to them the attached response letter along with a copy of your 2021 W-2 explaining the situation.The response letter is also available on the payroll website for easy access.

We don’t anticipate any penalties to be owed by employees following the correction of this error. In the event that you were assessed and already paid a penalty for this error, please contact the payroll office at

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to have this matter cleared up.

Duplicate W2 Response Letter [pdf]