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What Is a Pay Stub?

Terin Miller

A pay stub, or paycheck stub, is a detailed outline of payment from an employer to an employee. If you receive a physical check, it is usually attached to the check with a perforated edge, which is how it got the name of 'pay stub,' like a ticket stub, or the portion you are left with for your records as a receipt. The check goes to your bank, the pay stub is for your records.