pay stub


variants or less commonly paystub
plural pay stubs also paystubs
: a piece of paper or a digital record that is given to an employee with each paycheck and that shows the amount of money that the employee earned and the amount that was removed for taxes, insurance costs, etc.
When a student gets their first job, one thing they need to learn early on is how to read and understand their pay stubThe Newberry (South Carolina) Observer

Examples of pay stub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In announcing the shift, HUD acknowledged that many people experiencing homelessness might not have Social Security cards or pay stubs to prove their income status. Rachel M. Cohen, Vox, 13 June 2024 Someone at the agency, which is understaffed after years of budget cuts and staff attrition, often needs to take those receipts and pay stubs and type the information into a case file. Joseph Shapiro, NPR, 8 June 2024 For these loans, the application may also ask you to provide pay stubs, W-2s, or bank statements in addition to your credit report to prove your ability to make payments. 3. Jim Slavik, Car and Driver, 5 July 2023 The switch is likely how Pineda ended up with lower pay after the January storm according to pay stubs and notices shared with The Associated Press by him and others. Cedar Attanasio, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2024 Officers were initially only planning to search her home, but expanded the investigation after finding a pay stub for the storage unit at the residence. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 3 Mar. 2024 Tax experts warn that filing a tax return based on your pay stub from the end of the year isn't wise because the end-of-year stub typically doesn't reflect all taxable income received for a calendar year. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 29 Jan. 2024 The attorney general also alleges the business falsified pay stubs and destroyed time cards. Trent Abrego, Twin Cities, 9 Jan. 2024 The total pay shown is the sum of gross pay on state worker pay stubs for each year. Sacramento Bee Staff, Sacramento Bee, 24 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pay stub was in 1901

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“Pay stub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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