Green check

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by poopsup, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. MethodsMan

    MethodsMan Active Member

    Is it true you get taxed more for a green check or just a myth?
  2. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    It's not a myth.

    Your get taxed on what you make not how you get paid..
  3. Kae3106

    Kae3106 Active Member

    It's a myth. Several years ago there was a payroll system enhancement that eliminated the taxing issues.

    In the past, green checks were issued outside of the payroll system. The next week, the wages associated with that check would need to be added to the QTD and YTD wage and tax totals in the payroll system. It would get added to your current week's wages which sometimes increased the gross wages enough to trigger a slightly higher tax rate. Payroll was supposed to manually control the taxes which meant calculating the taxes on the green check and calculating the taxes on the current check then overriding the payroll system to match those totals.

    Now, green checks are issued through the payroll system as a stand alone check and are not added together with the current week's payroll. In fact, if it's only a partial week payment, such as a missing day or a rate adjustment, the taxes will be lighter than if it was included on your regular paycheck because of the lower gross wage amount.
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  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My checks are blue.
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  5. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    So are your balls from what you post sometimes!LOL
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  6. saintrick

    saintrick Member

    Article 17

    All green checks will be taxed at the employee’s regular withholding
    tax rate.
  7. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    So i wonder what happened to those tax dollars that weren't caught by payroll. Did anybody get a refund?
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    All I know is when the retro checks starts coming I am changing my tax exempt number until I get it
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I do hope we will get at least two weeks notice on the retro checks do that we can plan ahead.
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