Maybe you’re a Background Actor playing an accountant on set or perhaps you’re wondering if you can write off those dry-cleaning bills that make your Santa suit look so pristine. Whatever the case, it’s never too early to start thinking about tax season and we’ve made it easier than ever to access and get support for your W-2.
Entertainment Partners provides the payroll for many of Central Casting’s productions and makes it easy for Background Actors to access their W-2s online. The first step is to visit EP’s W-2 page then log in or create an online account. Once you’re logged in, you will be able to access your online W-2. For more detailed step by step instructions, check out the W-2 video tutorial from EP. The self-service portal is fast, safe, and secure. Be sure to have your Social Security number, date of birth, phone number, and email address ready when you register. You can also read through how-to guides and FAQs on EP’s W-2 page.
Remember, your W-2 will only reflect the wages you were paid by Central Casting. There are times when Central Casting casts a show, but the Background Actors get paid by another payroll company. You’ll know you were paid by us when your voucher says Central Casting and/or Entertainment Partners.
While you’re thinking about taxes, this is a good time to remind you that in January 2020 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) introduced a new W-4. This form is different from previous versions, specifically in the Employee’s Withholding Certificate section.
Due to this change, you can no longer make changes to your W-4 on your voucher. If you are already registered with Central Casting, but would like to update your W-4, you can do that by coming to one of your office’s Re-Registration and Updates sessions. Please check our calendar before coming to Re-Registration and Updates as some of our offices require reservations. If you do fill out a new W-4, you will also be required to fill out a state tax form.
You can find more information about the 2020 W-4 in our article Changes to the W-4 You Should Know.
It’s important to keep your payroll information up to date. If you’ve moved or changed your contact information, you need to inform both casting and payroll. You can update your contact information with Central Casting by coming to a Re-Registration and Updates session. To update your address with payroll, fill out payroll’s Address Change Form and submit it according to the instructions on the form.
Have more payroll questions? Be sure to read through our Payroll FAQs for everything you need to know.