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U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center
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U.S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
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Topeka, KS 66683-3591
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Nov. 16, 2022
2022 IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C Information
2022 IRS tax forms W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) will be mailed no later than 31 Jan 2023 to the member's mailing address listed in Direct Access. Members will also be able to download their tax forms from Direct Access. Those who have opted out of receiving paper copies will not receive a paper copy in the mail.
May 23, 2022
Additional Information Required When Submitting Trouble Tickets for Tax Issues
Attach a copy of the member's current IRS form W-4 to all trouble tickets for tax issues.
In order to determine if there are any programming problems or if DA is calculating taxes correctly, a copy of members W-4 is required. This is based on the guidance provided by IRS in Publication 15-T. There are certain areas that are only filled out on the actual W-4 that is needed information in order for us to calculate what system should be doing.
Jan. 21, 2022
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. 11, 2022
Indiana to Phase Out State Income Tax on Military Retirement Pensions and Survivor Benefits by 2022
Indiana House Enrolled Act 1010 will phase in a full income tax exemption for military retirement pensions over four years (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022).
Nebraska to Exempt Military Retired Pay from State Income Tax Beginning in 2022
On 26 May 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill (LB) 387 into law, allowing 100% of military retirement pay to be exempted from Nebraska income tax starting January 1, 2022.
Dec. 30, 2021
Corrected 2020 OASDI Tax Deferral IRS Form W-2C Available in Direct Access
Per IRS guidance, if you had only one employer during 2020 and your Form W-2c (Corrected Wages and Tax Statement) for 2020 only shows a correction to box 4 to account for employee Social Security tax that was deferred in 2020 and withheld in 2021 pursuant to IRS Notice 2020-65, no further steps are required.
Sept. 16, 2021
Mailing Address and End-Year Tax Documents
END OF THE CURRENT TAX SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! All retirees and annuitants are reminded that the Mailing Address listed in Direct Access (DA) is the address all your year-end tax documents will be sent to. Please note that your Home Address will NOT be used for these mailings.
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.
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
State/Federal Income Tax Withholding for Residents of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands
There are special income tax withholding requirements for certain federal agencies that have employees who work in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) or Puerto Rico.