2019 EMPLOYEE TAX AND OTHER INFORMATION
EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Social Security/Medicare Wage Base Rates
The Social Security taxable wage base will increase to $132,900 in 2019, from $128,400 in 2018. The Social Security tax rate is 6.20%. The Medicare tax rate of 1.45% applies to all wages.
Check Your Retirement Accounts
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is no longer mailing an annual Social Security Statement to earners. You can create a personal login for ‘mySocialSecurity’ at https://www.socialsecurity.gov/onlineservices/ or https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.do Any questions need to be referred to SSA @ 1-800-772-1213.
The Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) mails an annual Statement of Account. Review your personal data and earnings record. Their web site is http://www.minnesotatra.org/ . Create your personal login called ‘myTRA’.
Report differences to TRA @ 651-296-2409.
The Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) mails an annual Personal Benefit Statement. Review your personal data and earnings record. Their web site is http://www.mnpera.org. Create your personal login called ‘myPERA’.
Report differences to PERA @ 651-296-7460.
Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Help
To order forms or publications, access their web site at http://www.irs.gov. to download the document, or call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676. Help information is also available on their web site. Individuals may also check the status of their current year tax refund online or at 1-800-829-1954.
Is Your Income Tax Withholding Correct?
If your filing status, exemption allowances or exempt status has changed, a new W-4 should be filed. For questions about federal income taxes or withholding, or social security tax, call the IRS help-line at 1-800-829-1040. If you have questions about Minnesota income taxes or withholding, call MN taxpayer assistance at 651-296-3781. The Minnesota Department of Revenue web site is http://www.taxes.state.mn.us. For changes, download Form W-4 or Form W-4MN from Staff Handbook at https://www.edinaschools.org/Page/544
Free tax preparation is available for lower income households. Call the Edina Resource Center at 952-848-3936 for information.
Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care Expense/Dependent Care
Submit claim on Flexible Spending Accounts reimbursement form. Download from http://www.corphealthsys.com or from *Employee Forms. Claims for expenses in 2018 must be submitted by March 31st, 2019. Expenses from January or February 2019 may be applied to remaining 2018 monies.
The IRS has increased the mileage allowance to 58 cents per mile effective 01-01-19. It was 54.5 cents per mile for 2018. Submit the Employee Expense Report, available from Staff Handbook, to claim reimbursement for mileage and/or expenses you have paid on behalf of the district. See District Policy 3330 for details.
403(b) Universal Availability Notice:
All employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan. For additional information please review your contract language. A link to all employee contracts is below:
Business Service, Human Resource, and Payroll forms may be accessed at
Certified Payroll (TRA): Nicole Stegner, x4929 Employee Expenses: Adam Lloyd, x4937
Classified Payroll (PERA): Carla McNevin, x4918 Flexible Benefits: Cara Hendrickson, x4912
Employee Insurance: Corporate Health Systems, 952-939-0911, opt.3