Members advised to check Railroad Retirement Board Form BA-6 for accuracy
Each June, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) issues a Form BA-6 to your home mailing address, which lists your total earnings reported to the RRB.
Dr. Elaine Reese, the BLET's Director of Tax Compliance, advised that it is extremely important that this form is checked to make sure all your union earnings and railroad earnings are combined.
How does this affect you? If any of the earnings are not properly reported to the RRB, then your annuity will be affected or you will not receive the proper amount. Therefore, it is your responsibility to check this form each year - do not wait until you retire to discover a mistake! The RRB has a four-year window in which corrections can be made.
By law organizations must retain records for only seven years then the old records can be destroyed. Please report any discrepancies to the National Division's Tax Compliance Depatment, who will follow through with the Railroad Retirement Board.
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