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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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Topeka, KS 66683-3591
Jan. 21, 2021
Next Master Chief Advancement Panel convenes May 10
The 2021 Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) will convene May 10 at Coast Guard headquarters. The panel will recommend eligible active duty senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) for advancement to master chief petty officer for all ratings, except the musician rating.
Updated Personal Financial Management Program policy—top four changes you need to know
The Coast Guard recently updated its Personal Financial Management Program policy with several adjustments. Here are the top four changes you need to know:
Jan. 19, 2021
November 2020 SWE Advancement Eligibility List Revised
Per ALCGENL 009/21, the revised November 2020 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page (CAC enabled, logon required).
Coast Guard National Retiree Council Annual Report for 2020
The report from the 2020 meeting of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council is now available.
2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic
The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.
2020 Tax Statements (IRS Forms W-2, 1099R, and 1095)
Year-End Tax forms are now available via Direct-Access Self-Service.
Coast Guard Support Offers Online Tax Filing & Consultation
Coast Guard personnel, employees, and their dependent family members my file their federal and state taxes online for free.
Jan. 15, 2021
Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)
All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 008/21 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Feb 2021. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.
Jan. 14, 2021
Clarification of Continuous Duty On Board a Ship Required for FSA
ALCOAST Commandant Notice 004/21 implements the provision in Section 615 the 2021 NDAA that amends Subsection 427(a)(1)(B) of Title 37 U. S. Code to include the periods in home port before, during, and following a cutter’s deployment away from home port to be included in the 30 day qualifying period for FSA-S, so long as the with-dependent crewmembers (permanently or temporarily assigned) are ordered to remain aboard that vessel while in home port.
Jan. 13, 2021
End of Year Tax Forms for Retirees and Annuitants
The IRS 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc, forms are now available in Direct Access Self Service. The 1095-B, Health Coverage, forms will be available on or about 15 January. They will not be mailed this year.
Update: Payroll tax payback will be spread out through 2021
If you had payroll taxes deferred, the 2020 deferred OASDI taxes will be collected in 24 installments from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31.
Jan. 12, 2021
Understanding the Payroll Tax Deferment
As announced in announced in ALCOAST 329/20, the Government deferred Social Security tax collection from September through the end of 2020. Recent legislation changed the repayment period. Now, the 2020 deferred Social Security taxes will be collected in 24 installments (previously 8 installments) from your mid-month and end-of-month pay between January 15 and December 30 (previously April 30), 2021.To calculate the impact on your military pay, please see the Payroll Tax Deferral Guide.
Personnel and Pay Procedures Manual - Chapter 7: Continuation of Service Published
PPPM Chapter 7, Continuation of Service, is now available.
COVID-19: Payroll Tax Deferral - Update , Collections
This ALCOAST announces impending modifications to take-home pay, for both civilian employees and military members of the Coast Guard, who had their payroll tax deferred in Sep, Oct, Nov, and Dec 2020.
Coast Guard Safe Homes Initiative Update #2 (Flag Voice 534)
This Flag Voice is provided as an update to the Coast Guard Safe Homes Initiative (SHI).