TO ALL STAFF MEMBERS
Please be informed that estimated tax advance payments for the fourth quarter of 2012 will be made to the IRS and New York State tax authorities through direct deposit systems on 15 January 2013 for all eligible United States taxpaying staff members. Eligible staff members are those staff members whose 2011 income taxes have been settled by the Income Tax Unit and/or those who requested to receive 2012 estimated tax advances. Advances for estimated state and local taxes for staff members residing in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia are issued by cheques made payable to staff members, for forwarding to the appropriate tax authorities. Statements for 2012 Quarterly Estimated Tax Advances, which indicate payments made by the United Nations to the tax authorities on behalf of individual staff members, have been sent to staff members via e-mails to the addresses on file with the Income Tax Unit.
Staff members who are subjected to self-employment tax (S/E tax) on United Nations earnings are advised to pay the 2012 quarterly payment of their share of self-employment tax due on 15 January 2013. Please note that for 2012, staff members’ rate of S/E tax remains the same as in 2011. They may refer to the U.N. tax webpage related to SE Tax for details.
In addition, staff members may also be required to make additional payments to the IRS and/or the State tax authorities on their taxable income from sources other than the United Nations.
The 2012 Statement of Taxable Earnings for United States taxpaying staff members will be distributed to individual staff members by 31 January 2013 via their email addresses on record in the tax system.
Should you have any questions on this matter, please contact the Income Tax Unit via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at (212) 963 2949, or in person from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on other working days. The Income Tax Unit is located at room FF-300, 304 East 45th Street.
Christophe Monier, Chief