Employer News | December 2013

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AccuWage 2013 Software Now Available

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Source: RIA Payroll Newsletter

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the AccuWage 2013 software is now available for download. AccuWage is free software from the SSA that allows users to check electronic W-2 reports for correctness before uploading them to the SSA. AccuWage reads the file and informs users of any errors it detects. Users may save time if they know of and fix errors before submitting their W-2 files to the SSA. The 2013 software is used for 2013 W-2 forms to be filed in 2014. An informational alert will be displayed if the submitter EIN (RA or RCA Record) and Employer/Agent EIN (RE or RCE Record) match. This is only an informational alert, advising the user that the fields match and asking if the user meant for this to happen. If this was intentional, the user may continue and process the file as usual.

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PERS and TRS Publications Online

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Most PERS and TRS publications are available online. 

Please consider bookmarking the pages below for future reference:

PERS Publications

TRS Publications

To navigate to any Division reports, follow these steps:

  1. Visit Alaska.gov/drb
  2. Under the “Resources” drop-down menu, click on “Publications
  3. Click on the appropriate system, plan, or fund
  4. Select the report you want to view

To request a hard copy of these reports, contact the Division at (907) 465-5711.

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Fiscal Year 2015 Employer Contribution Rates Available


The Alaska Retirement Management Board (ARMB) has established Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) employer contribution rates for the PERS/TRS Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution Retirement (DCR) Plans.

Please refer to the FY15 Employer Contribution Rates for complete information. The link to the PERS and TRS FY15 Employer Rates is under "Resources" on the Employer Services page.

The Division will send rate letters to each employer electronically in April 2014. The rates will be effective for pay period end dates between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

For additional information regarding the actuarial determined rates, please refer to the June 30, 2012, PERS and TRS actuarial valuations which determined the fiscal year 2015 rates:

For questions about employer contribution rates, email Christina Maiquis or call (907) 465-1845.

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Notice 1036: 2014 Withholding Tables


The Internal Revenue Service has issued early release copies of the percentage method tables for income tax withholding that will appear in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide (For use in 2014). View the tables.

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