U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 S. E. Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66683-3591
New Direct Access & WebNow Links
Per ALCOAST 069/21, here are the new web addresses (URLs) for Direct Access and WebNow/Perceptive Content:
New Direct Access link: https://hcm.direct-access.uscg.mil
New ImageNow/Perceptive Content link: https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/webnow (Note: CG network access required.)
The user names and passwords you use to access these systems have not changed.
Jan. 28, 2021
Understanding Repayment of 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.
Jan. 19, 2021
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.
2020 Tax Statements (IRS Forms W-2, 1099R, and 1095)
Year-End Tax forms are now available via Direct-Access Self-Service.
Jan. 13, 2021
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
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.
Dec. 7, 2020
2020 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095C Information
ALCGPSC message 139/20 provides information on the availability of IRS Forms W-2 (Wage and Tax
Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) for the 2020 tax year.
Oct. 30, 2020
Military members: Here’s why your paycheck looks different
Your pay this week may be different than what you expected. Don’t panic.
April 3, 2020
Retirees/Annuitants/FSPA Payees Change your Federal Income Tax Withholding or Additional Withholding:
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
May 3, 2019
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changed the Way Tax is Calculated.
The IRS encourages everyone to perform a “paycheck checkup” to see if you have the right amount of tax withheld for your personal situation.
April 24, 2019
Maine Releases New State Income Tax Withholding Certificate
Maine has updated Form W-4ME, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. If you are a resident of Maine you should complete the new form and, if needed, update your state income withholding allowances via Direct Access Self Service as soon as possible.
Feb. 21, 2019
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Changes for Spouses of Military Personnel
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) now offers spouses of servicemembers the option of electing to use the same residence as the servicemember for purposes of taxation under certain circumstances.
Jan. 24, 2019
New Idaho W-4 helps taxpayers estimate paycheck withholding
The Form ID W-4 is here! This first-ever Idaho W-4 form is a new and improved tool to help make the payroll withholding process simpler, easier and specific to Idaho tax law. The Idaho-specific W-4 form is on our website at tax.idaho.gov/w4form.
Dec. 14, 2018
Reminder for SPOs: Changing State Taxes
When changing a member's state income tax withholding, always insert a new row from the Federal Tax Data tab. This is counter-intuitive given there's a separate State Tax Data tab but that's how it works.
Jan. 31, 2018
Special Income Tax Withholding Requirements for Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico
Residents of The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands or Puerto Rico do not have Federal Income Tax Withheld.
March 15, 2017
Combat Tax Exclusion - Known Issue with PCS Departure Stop and Retroactive Transactions
There is a Direct Access Known Issue with Combat Tax Exclusion