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Railroad Retirement Board Reminders for 2004 (1-04)

 

2004 Tier I Earnings Base and Tax Rate
$87, 900
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Annual Maximum
6.20%
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Employee and Employer Tax Rate
$5,449.80
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Maximum Employee and Employer Tax
2004 Tier II Earnings Base and Tax Rates
$65,100
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Annual Maximum
4.90%
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Employee Tax Rate
$3,189.90
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Maximum Employee Tax
13.10%
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Employer Tax Rate
$8,528.10
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Maximum Employer Tax
2004 Medicare Hospital Insurance Earnings Base and Tax Rate
Annual Maximum
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No Limit
1.45%
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Employee and Employer Tax Rate

Total Tier I, Tier II, & Medicare Hospital Insurance Maximum Tax
Based on Earnings of $87,900

Employees
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$ 9,914.25
Employers
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$15,252.45
(Additional Taxes are 1.45% of Earnings in Excess of $87,900)
Amount Needed for Quarter of Social Security Coverage
$900.00 in 2004 (Up to 4)
2004 Employer RUIA Tax Rate
2.15% - 12% on First $1130 Per Month
Employee RUIA 2003 Qualifying Earnings
$2,800.00
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For Benefit Year 2004 (Beginning July 1, 2004)
RUIA Daily Benefit Rate
$56
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For Benefit Year 2004 (Beginning July 1, 2004)
Work Deduction Exempt Amounts
  • Full retirement age (FRA)
    (for months prior to FRA in the calendar year):
    • Annual - $31,080;
    • Monthly - $2,590

    ($1 Deduction for Each $3 of Excess Earnings)

  • Under FRA:
    • Annual - $11,640;
    • Monthly - $970

    ($1 Deduction for Each $2 of Excess Earnings)

Basic Medicare Premium
$66.60
Cost-Of-Living Increase, December 2003
Tier 1
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2.1%
Tier 2
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0.7%

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