MARCH 1: RETIREMENT DECLARATION DEADLINE
If you are planning to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, March 1 is the deadline to request compensation for unused leave.
To qualify for this benefit, an employee must:
- Submit notice of retirement to Human Resources no later than March 1 of the school year they plan to retire;
- Be eligible for retirement under Teacher Retirement System of Texas; and
- Have been employed by the Birdville School District, with no break in service, for a minimum of five (5) years.
Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Eubank in Human Resources at extension 5756 or accessed on the Birdville website. <<Retirement Information>>
Did you know you are eligible to participate in the District’s 403(b) plan offering? The 403(b) plan is open to all employees, regardless of the number of hours you work per week. Please review the notice below for more information.
You can also access information on Birdville ISD’s Benefits Portal by clicking here.
Please feel free to contact the Benefits office at 817-547-5782, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Best wishes this holiday season!
In January 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will release a new version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate. The W-4 is the document used by Payroll to process the federal taxes withheld from your paycheck. Changes to the W-4 are the result of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act and the most significant since the introduction of the document in 1943. The 2020 Form W-4 will be available after January 1, 2020.
Employees are not required to submit a new W-4 if they have an existing W-4 on file. However, the IRS recommends that a “paycheck checkup” be done to see if adjustments to your current withholding are needed. To conduct the checkup, you can use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator at https://apps.irs.gov/app/tax-withholding-estimator. To effectively use the estimator, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent pay stub and your most recent personal income tax return.
Again, you are not required to change your W-4. The income tax withholding will continue based on your previously submitted form if you do not submit a new form. The Payroll department cannot give tax advice and recommends that you consult with your tax professional or the Internal Revenue Service if you have any questions about the new form.