BLET launches web-based Tax Compliance program

The BLET National Division launched its new online Tax Compliance reporting system on January 9, another Internet-based innovation aimed at making the jobs of Secretary-Treasurers a little bit easier.

The new system allows Division, General Committee and State Legislative Board Secretary-Treasurers to enter their members' payroll information online.

The system then allows the S-Ts to produce the necessary forms they are required to file with the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, members' Railroad Retirement information is sent electronically to the National Division, eliminating the need to mail forms OE-1 and OE-1a through the Postal Service.

Under the direction of National Secretary-Treasurer Bill Walpert, the National Division launched an internet-based system for dues reporting and collection on January 1, 2005. That new system has drawn positive reviews from Secretary-Treasurers nationwide for reducing paperwork and making their jobs easier.

"The BLET remains at the cutting edge of technology and our Internet-based reporting systems for our Secretary-Treasurers makes us one of the most Internet savvy unions in America," National Secretary-Treasurer Walpert said. "I want to thank Dr. Elaine Reese, our Director of Tax Compliance, and Walt Schmidt, our Director of Online Services, for the countless hours of work they put in to developing this new system."

S-Ts can access the new system from the link provided in their membership reporting area.

Members with tax compliance related questions should contact Dr. Reese at (216) 241-2630, ext. 243.

Members with technical questions or problems regarding the new Tax Compliance reporting system should contact Walt Schmidt at (216) 241-2630, ext. 259.



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