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Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ALABAMA WITHHOLDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PENSION OR ANNUITY PAYMENTS
 
Alabama public employees who are enrolled in a state-administered monthly pension or annuity are required to file instructions documenting their wishes concerning federal withholding tax. Failure to file this form will result in taxes being withheld on rates commensurate with married individuals with three exemptions. This document can be found on the website of the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 1: On the first blank line, enter your name.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 2: On the second blank line, enter your Social Security number.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 3: Check the box next to the first statement if you do not want to have federal withholding tax deducted from your monthly pension or annuity. Note that this will make you liable for all tax payments, including potential penalties if your payments are not sufficient. If  you check this box, you do not need to complete the remainder of the form.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 4: Check the box next to the second statement if you wish to have your withholding tax calculated on the basis of your marital status and number of exemptions claimed. If so, indicate your marital status with a checkmark on line A and enter the total number of exemptions claimed on line B.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 5: Check the box next to the third statement if you wish to have an amount greater than required by the tax tables withheld from your monthly pension or annuity. If so, enter the dollar amount. Indicate your marital status with a checkmark on line A and enter the total number of exemptions claimed on line B.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 6: If you wish to have an additional amount withheld, check the box next to the fourth statement and enter the dollar amount. Indicate your marital status using a checkmark on line A and enter the total number of exemptions you will claim on line B.
 
Alabama Withholding Instructions For Pension Or Annuity Payments Step 7: Sign and date the bottom of the page where indicated.
 

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