OHIO EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
FEDERAL INCOME TAX NON-DEDUCTIBLE PORTION OF DUES
2012 CALENDAR YEAR
If you itemize, you should be aware that the amount of your Association membership dues spent on lobbying is not deductible on your federal tax return. For your reference, the deductible portion is listed below.
……………………………………………………………………………………………….Total Dues Non- Deductible Deductible
EDUCATOR: Full-time dues OEA/Uniserv/NEA $725.33 $80.41 $644.92
EDUCATOR: Half-time dues OEA/Uniserv/NEA $433.00 $49.08 $383.92
EDUCATOR: Quarter-Time dues OEA/Uniserv/NEA $286.25 $33.29 $252.96
If you plan to take a deduction for your Local Association Dues or District Dues, Local Dues are $76.00 and District Dues are $14.00.
Association (Union) dues qualify as a miscellaneous deduction, the total of which must equal at least two percent (2%) of Adjusted Gross Income to be deductible.
TAWLS realizes that in today’s economic and political climate, teachers and associations are under attack from state legislation.To combat these attacks, the vision and message of a teachers’ association must be communicated, celebrated, supported, and clear for the school community. Besides advocating and supporting our membership through collective bargaining, socials, and professional development, communication is key to developing a strong relationship with fellow members and stakeholders.To connect to the community, Michael Punsalan, Whitmer Social Studies teacher, and Brent Temple, Graphic Designer, created the image for three poster billboards that will be seen around the community. These billboardswill show the district community the success that teachers make when we work with all members of the school district. Funding for this project came from the NWOEA Public Relations Grant and money saved through utilizing the Conn Weisenberger Post American Legion Hall on Alexis Rd. TAWLS appreciates the rela-tionship with the American Legion post fostered through CTC teacher, Paul Kruthaup.
PLANNING ON RETIRING FROM WLS???? Consider: ARTICLE 19, Item E: Employees must give notice on or before February 1st and retire at the end of that respective school year. If you notify us by February 1 that you are retiring and leave the district before the end of the school year, you will receive the reduced benefit which is 80% of the full retirement stipend. If you retire after the last day of school, you will receive full pay still owed over the summer. Employees who retire at the end of the school year are paid the balance of their contract along with any unused personal days on the last pay in June in a lump sum amount. It amounts to a regular pay plus 5 additional pays. Due to the large amount of the check, many people tax shelter for that pay only to avoid taxes. There is usually a retirement meeting hosted by the Treasurer in Spring. It would a good idea to attend this meeting. All those individuals who have given their notice are automatically invited to this meeting. (Severance pay is usually paid to ING sometime in August.)