Change Your Withholding Anytime at

The payment you receive every month from TCDRS counts as income, and you have to take it into account when filing your income taxes. How much you owe depends on your total income, not just how much you get from TCDRS.

You don’t have to withhold taxes from your benefit payments, but if you choose not to (or don’t withhold enough), you may owe taxes.

You can start, stop or change your tax withholding in your online TCDRS account at any time by signing into and clicking “Edit Withholding” at the bottom of your Account Summary card.

You can view your current selections and update your marital status, number of exemptions and any additional amount you want withheld. The deductions you select will depend on your personal circumstances. The more exemptions you claim, the less tax that’s withheld from your benefit.

You can also enter different amounts into the withholding calculator to see how they would affect your benefit payment right on the screen.

TCDRS cannot offer tax advice. For tax help, contact a tax expert. The IRS may offer free tax assistance in your area.


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