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Special Catch-Up Election and Worksheet

Special Catch-Up Election and Worksheet

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA SPECIAL CATCH-UP ELECTION AND WORKSHEET (Form RSA-1 CATCH UP)
 
Alabama public employees who are enrolled in the RSA-1 retirement fund plan can use an RSA-1 Catch Up worksheet to make catch-up deferrals for years in which they failed to contribute the maximum possible to the retirement fund. This can be done in the three years prior to Normal Retirement Age. This form can be found on the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 1: At the top of the first page, enter your name, address, Social Security number, phone number, date of birth and email address.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 2: In the next section labeled "Special Catch-Up Election," enter the age you are designating your Normal Retirement Age and the year in which you will be this age.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 3: In the section labeled "Employee Certification," enter the name of your current employer and their address. Sign and date the bottom of this page.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 4: Complete the worksheet on the second and third pages. The first column lists every calendar year from 1986 to 2011. For each year for which you did not pay the maximum deferrable amount, enter your gross income as documented on your W-2 for that year in column B.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 5: Enter the amount contributed to your RSA-1 fund that year in column C.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 6: Subtract column C from column B. Enter the difference in column D.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 7: Consult the instructions for "Step 5" on the page to determine what figure should be entered in column E.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 8: In column F, enter the amount deferred to retirement funds in that year.
 
Alabama Special Catch-Up Election And Worksheet RSA-1 Catch Up Step 9: Subtract column F from column E. Enter the difference in column G. This determines how much you can make in catch-up payments for that year. Transfer this information to the chart at the bottom of the page.
 
 
 
 

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