Tax information on the way

IRS forms available on the Web to retirees with online accounts

By Michael Pramik, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Jan. 25, 2018 – Tax season is here, and tax forms are available online to OPERS benefit recipients who are registered for an online account.

The two forms available online are Form 1099-R and Form 1095-B. Form 1099-R reports distribution of pension benefits. Form 1095-B verifies that retirees and dependents had minimum essential health insurance coverage in the previous year.

OPERS will mail these forms to all benefit recipients by the end of the month, and they should arrive no later than Feb. 15. In the meantime, you can retrieve them online. Here’s how:

  • Log into your online account.
  • Click on “Documents.”

Note that some retirees could receive more than one Form 1099-R, and they might arrive on different dates. Multiple forms will result from receiving more than one benefit or from receiving a Partial Lump Sum Option Payment in 2017. In certain situations, retirees also could receive more than one Form 1095-B.

If you received a refund through a Member-Directed Plan account or a Combined Plan account last year, your Form 1099-R will be available through Voya after Feb. 1.

Finally, we’ve removed the health care deduction box from the Form 1099-Rs, as we’re not required by law to report the information.

For assistance in preparing your federal and state tax forms, refer to the 2017 Benefit Recipient Tax Guide on the OPERS website.

Michael Pramik

Michael Pramik is communication strategist for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and editor of the PERSpective blog. As an experienced business journalist, he clarifies complex pension policies and helps members make smart choices to secure their retirement.

Michael Pramik

Communication Strategist

7 thoughts on “Tax information on the way

  • January 26, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    Permalink

    I still oppose the proposed cuts to COLA and have been actively contacting my representatives to stop this from happening.

    Reply
  • January 27, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Permalink

    We need our tax form mailed please.

    Reply
    • February 2, 2018 at 4:19 pm
      Permalink

      Mr. Ridinger,

      OPERS will mail these forms to all benefit recipients by the end of the month, and they should arrive no later than Feb. 15. In the meantime, you can retrieve them online.

      Julie, OPERS

      Reply
  • January 31, 2018 at 9:42 am
    Permalink

    I so wish that I could talk to a REAL person at OPERS. I even saw where my name has been taken off the list. I ask again, why?

    Reply
    • January 31, 2018 at 4:27 pm
      Permalink

      Ms. Kiser,

      I’m not sure what you mean. Please call us at 1-800-222-7377 and a member of our staff help you.

      Julie, OPERS

      Reply
  • January 31, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    Permalink

    Need to know my Feb. 2018 statement amount.

    Reply
    • January 31, 2018 at 4:33 pm
      Permalink

      Mr. Popoff,

      You can find your pension check amount in your online account beginning the day deposits are made, in this case, Feb. 1. Payments are issued on the first business day of the month.

      Julie, OPERS

      Reply

Leave a Reply

dialog-information.png
We encourage your comments on the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System’s PERSpective blog. We can’t respond to every comment. Please be aware that we review all comments before they’re posted, and we reserve the right to edit, not publish or remove any comment that in our sole discretion does not further the purpose of the blog. For further details, please see our Comments Policy.
 

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *