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Social Security Benefits and Your Taxes
February 24, 2015
Determine whether or not you need to pay taxes on your benefits, and the best way to file your tax return . . . more
Adjusting TSP Contributions Due to Extra Pay Date in 2015
February 23, 2015
Some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015 . . . more
Social Security Announces New Online Service for Replacement SSA-1099s
February 20, 2014
Social Security beneficiaries are now able to quickly and easily obtain a replacement SSA-1099 from the agency's website with a my Social Security account . . . more
Ten Tax Facts You Should Know about Capital Gains and Losses
February 19, 2014
Here are 10 facts from the IRS that you should know about when you sell a capital asset . . . more
How the Federal Government Taxes Civil Service Retirement Benefits - Part I
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses how the federal income tax rules apply to Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employment Retirement System (FERS) annuities received by federal annuitants . . . more
Myth Busters: What Happens to Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) When You Retire?
February 10, 2015
OPM recently put together several videos answering FAQs on what happens to FEGLI coverage at retirement . . . more
Lawmaker Wants to Stop Increased Pension Contributions
February 8, 2014
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) reintroduced The Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act to repeal the increased contributions of federal employees to their retirement pensions . . . more
Some Taxpayers Will Use New Information Statement to Claim Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
If you or anyone in your household enrolled in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014, you'll get Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: February 3, 2015
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . more
Obama Proposes 1.3% Federal Pay Raise in 2016 Budget
February 2, 2015
President Obama wants to give federal employees and uniformed members of the U.S. military a 1.3 percent pay raise in fiscal year 2016 . . . more
Ten Tips to Help You Choose a Tax Preparer
Many people pay to have their taxes prepared. You need to be careful when you pick a preparer to do your taxes. You are legally responsible for all the information on the tax return even if someone else prepares it . . . more
Proposed OPM Rule Provides FEHB Enrollment Options Following Termination of a Plan
January 26, 2014
The rule would prevent a gap in coverage when an FEHB participant's plan or plan options are terminated . . . more
Two 2014 Court Decisions Affect Federal Employees' Treatment of IRAs
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert discusses the two tax-related court decisions during 2014 will affect how federal employees treat their individual retirement arrangements . . . more
Health Care Law Brings Changes to IRS Tax Forms
January 19, 2014
Along with a few new lines on existing forms, there will also be two new forms that will need to be included with some tax returns . . . more
White House Releases Details of New Parental Leave Policies for Federal Employees
January 20, 2014
Shortly after President Obama announced last week new policies providing six weeks of administrative leave to federal employees with a new child, the White House released more details of the plan in a memorandum . . . more
President Obama Provides Parental Leave for Federal Employees
January 15, 2015
President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum providing six weeks of administrative leave to federal employees with a new child . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 Social Security Benefits and Your Taxes
 Adjusting TSP Contributions Due to Extra Pay Date in 2015
 Social Security Announces New Online Service for Replacement SSA-1099s
 Ten Tax Facts You Should Know about Capital Gains and Losses
 How the Federal Government Taxes Civil Service Retirement Benefits - Part I