By Daimon Eklund | Dec 19, 2017

As the New Year approaches, there's a simple step UW employees can take to save time, energy and resources.

Opting to receive your tax forms digitally rather than on paper is more secure, and also means you can access them immediately when they are available. It also contributes to a more sustainable University of Washington. UW employees need to take action through Workday by Jan. 5, 2018 to go digital for the upcoming tax season. 

Mailing tax forms requires more than 60,000 sheets of paper, along with about 49,000 envelopes (and nearly $24,000 worth of stamps). Receiving your tax forms digitally helps reduce the amount of paper required, and your selection will be remembered each year going forward for a lasting impact.

To opt-out of paper forms:

  1. Login to Workday, and from the Pay worklet, select My Tax Documents.
  2. Under Printing Election, select Edit. Then select OK at the bottom of the next screen.
  3. Select the Receive electronic copy of my Year End Tax Documents button (the red asterisk just means one of the two choices must be selected), select OK at the bottom of the screen, then select Done.

For more information, see the Integrated Service Center's instructions on opting-out.

Infographic created by Caroline Le.