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U.S. Coast Guard 
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591

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Retirees/Annuitants/FSPA Payees Change your Federal Income Tax Withholding or Additional Withholding: 

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You can change your federal and state income tax withholding in Retired Global Pay Self-Service (Refer to the Change your Federal and/or State Income Tax Withholding User Guide for directions). If you cannot access the self-service system you may report changes by mail or fax.

If you need to:

      Start or change the amount of State Income Tax Withholding, you must provide us with a monthly dollar amount to be withheld. It has to be in even dollar increments for $10.00 or more. You cannot use standard exemptions (e. g. Married & 2 or Single & 0). Please write us at the address below (or fax to (785) 339-3770) and include the State and the amount you want withheld monthly.

PPC can only withhold income tax for one state at a time, and PPC cannot withhold state income tax for annuitants.

The table below specifies whether PPC can or cannot withhold taxes for each state or territory listed:

State Y-N State Y-N
Alabama (AL) Yes Montana (MT) Yes
Alaska (AK) No Nebraska (NE) Yes
Arizona (AZ) Yes Nevada (NV) No
Arkansas (AR) Yes New Hampshire (NH) No
California (CA) Yes New Jersey (NJ) Yes
Colorado (CO) Yes New Mexico (NM) Yes
Connecticut (CT) Yes New York (NY) Yes
Delaware (DE) Yes North Carolina (NC) Yes
District of Columbia (DC) Yes North Dakota (ND) Yes
Florida (FL) No Ohio (OH) Yes
Georgia (GA) Yes Oklahoma (OK) Yes
Guam (GU) - U.S. Territory No Oregon (OR) Yes
Hawaii (HI) No Pennsylvania (PA) No
Idaho (ID) Yes Puerto Rico (PR) - U.S. Territory No
Illinois (IL) No Rhode Island (RI) Yes
Indiana (IN) Yes South Carolina (SC) Yes
Iowa (IA) Yes South Dakota (SD) No
Kansas (KS) Yes Tennessee (TN) No
Kentucky (KY) No Texas (TX) No
Louisiana (LA) Yes Utah (UT) Yes
Maine (ME) Yes Vermont (VT) Yes
Maryland (MD) Yes Virgin Island (VI) - U.S. Territory No
Massachusetts (MA) Yes Virginia (VA) Yes
Michigan (MI) No Washington (WA) No
Minnesota (MN) Yes Wisconsin (WI)* Yes
Mississippi (MS) No West Virginia (WV) Yes
Missouri (MO) Yes Wyoming (WY) No

STATE TAX REMINDER: As a reminder when moving from one state to another and updating your home mailing address, don't forget to change your state tax withholdings. The retiree must request a change for state tax as an address change does not automatically change or stop the state information that the tax is being paid to.

(*)Wisconsin Withholding Tax Rates Unchanged but Tax Rates Reduced

Change your Federal Income Tax Withholding or Additional Withholding: 

You can change your federal and state income tax withholding in Retired Global Pay Self-Service (Refer to the Change your Federal and/or State Income Tax Withholding User Guide for directions). If you cannot access the self-service system you may report changes by mail or fax.

Retirees/Annuitants/FSPA Payees: Please use Form IRS W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (Adobe Acrobat Format)

Note: Do not use IRS W-4P (Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments). Direct Access is configured to withhold federal income tax based on the information from the IRS W-4. Beginning on April 1, 2020, if you provide your information on a W-4P form, you will be asked to complete a W-4 instead so that the system will be able to recognize your request

You may make the requests listed above by Fax or in writing. You can mail or fax your completed W-4, or State Tax Withholding form (Reminder: State tax withholding requests must be for dollar increments of $10.00 per month or more), to us. You may Fax your request to 785-339-3770 or mail to:

Commanding Officer (RAS)
U. S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 SE Quincy St
Topeka KS 66683-3591