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Tax Form Changes

Updated forms now required

Retirees are required to provide MercedCERA their federal and state withholding instructions at the time of their initial retirement. Updates to the withholding instructions could be made at any time by submitting an internally created tax change form.

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Member Contribution Rates

Fiscal Year 2024/2025

The Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association (MercedCERA) Board of Retirement approved new employee contribution rates for the fiscal year 2024-2025. Employee contribution rates are a percentage of your salary that you contribute into the retirement system.  These rates are based on your age, earliest start date into a public retirement system, benefit tier and other economic and demographic assumptions (e.g. projected benefit costs and investment earnings). Each year, these rates are reviewed and updated by MercedCERA’s actuary.  New rates will be effective Pay Period 14 (June 17, 2024), with a pay date of July 5, 2024. It is very likely that you will see a change in your net payment.

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2023 1099-R

MercedCERA mailed out 2023 1099Rs on January 25th. Retired members should receive it by February 15th.

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2.50% COLA Approved

Tier 1 retirees are eligible to receive a cost of living adjustment (COLA) annually. This adjustment is effective April each year and is first payable in April’s month-end payment.

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