Paycheck vs. pay period dates
What is the difference between pay period and paycheck dates?
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Pay period dates:
When an employee works in December, but is paid in January:
If pay period dates have been entered incorrectly:
For more information regarding W-2 Forms, refer to the section titled Calendar Year Basis in IRS Publication Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3.
For more information regarding tax deposit schedules, refer to IRS Publication 3151 (The ABCs of FTDs: Quick Reference Guide for Understanding Federal Tax Deposits).