The NYC Office of Payroll Administration (“OPA”) is providing access to NYCAPS Employee Self-Service (“ESS”) to all CUNY’s Community College employees. The NYCAPS ESS will enable CUNY’s Community College employees to view fully-detailed paystubs online.  Full paystubs will be available in NYCAPS ESS for the previous 12 month period. To view their paystubs online, employees can begin claiming their accounts the week of August 24th. Please email, if you have any questions.

NYCAPS Employee Self Service (ESS) – Staff Memo

NYCAPS ESS Account Information

Federal Tax Form W-4 (2021) – For Federal taxes
To be filled out with IT-2104 form

State Certificate of Tax Withholding (IT-2104 for 2021) – For NY State taxes – To be filled out with Federal W-4 form

State Certificate of Exemption from Withholding (IT-2104E-2021) – For any resident who wants to claim exemption from state/city tax. The criteria are listed on the form that must be met to qualify for exemption

Change of Personal Information 

Direct Deposit

Exemption from Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual – This information and forms are to be used by nonresident aliens only who want to claim exemption from federal and state/city taxes

Employment Verification Request Form

Stop Payment Notice Form

Who Needs a Paycheck Checkup?  With the new tax law changes, it’s especially important for people to use the Withholding Calculator on, or speak with their tax advisor, to make sure they have the right amount of withholding.  Having too little tax withheld can mean an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year.

IRS, W-4 Allowance Calculator: