Most retirement payments are subject to federal and state taxes. You must complete the income tax withholding information on your retirement application when you apply for your benefit. Your application will include an IRS W-4P worksheet to help you determine the amount of your federal tax withholding. You may also use ETF’s online Income Tax Withholding Calculator to enter updated information and print the form.

Federal Income Tax

If you do not fill out a tax withholding form, federal law requires ETF to withhold federal taxes as if you are married with three exemptions. U.S. citizens living abroad cannot choose “No Withholding”; federal tax withholding is mandatory. Note: Federal withholding tables are subject to changes by the Internal Revenue Service. Consult with you professional tax advisor or visit for the latest information.

State Income Tax

Wisconsin does not require mandatory tax withholding and ETF does not withhold state taxes for members living in other states. If you do not specify how you want Wisconsin taxes withheld, ETF will not withhold anything. However,


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