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What you need to know about Social Security and your TRSL retirement

TRSL members may be eligible for Social Security benefits through their spouse or from another job in which they paid into Social Security. However, under federal Social Security law, these benefits may be reduced or even eliminated upon receiving a retirement benefit from TRSL. So, why will my Social Security benefits be reduced or eliminated? Essentially, it has to do with the State of Louisiana opting out of Social Security coverage for ...

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Important tax information for TRSL retirees

TRSL retirees and beneficiaries: Following the passage of the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and subsequent changes to 2018 federal withholding tax tables, the IRS created a withholding calculator to help taxpayers determine the correct amount of federal income tax to withhold. Throughout 2018, the IRS has been reminding taxpayers to review their tax situations and use the IRS withholding calculator to ensure that they will ha...

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TRSL Board announces retiree election results

Baton Rouge — In the recent retiree election for the TRSL Board of Trustees, no candidate received more than 50% of the vote. A run-off election will be held with the top two candidates who received the most votes in the primary. Moving forward in the run-off election will be James A. Taylor, Sr., J.D., Ph.D. of Baton Rouge with 47.77% of the vote and Nita Chambers of Alexandria who received 10.28% of the vote. Voting information for th...

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Former TRSL director Carleton C. Page dies

Carleton C. Page, who directed TRSL under the title Secretary-Treasurer from 1974-1989, died April 23 in Plano, TX. Dr. Page led the retirement system when Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment requiring the system to be actuarially funded—one of the most significant and beneficial developments in TRSL history. “We consider passage of that constitutional amendment to be the first major step the state took toward e...

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