At retirement, you should have already completed a form
instructing MercedCERA how to withhold taxes from your
monthly benefit payment. As a benefit recipient, you have several
options regarding your withholding for Federal and State of
California taxes. You may select an amount based on the tax
tables and your tax filing status (i.e., single or married, and
the number of exemptions you designate). You may also designate a
specific dollar amount. You may even elect to have nothing
If you are a non-resident of California, state taxes should not
be withheld. You can change your tax withholding at any time by
completing and submitting the Tax Withholding Election form.
These must be received by MercedCERA each month (generally before
the 20th of the month) for a change to be processed in time for
that month’s retirement payroll.