Federal-State Reference Guide

IRS Publication 963 provides State and local government employers information on FICA coverage and withholding and reporting guidelines. To order the Publication 963 call IRS at 1-800-829-3676.

Government Pension Offset

SSA fact sheet that explains how GPO may affect Social Security spousal benefits.

IRS - Federal, State, and Local Government Information

IRS webpage with information for Federal, State, and local government employers.

Federal, State, and Local Government Compliance Self-Assessment Tool

A tool created by the IRS, in coordination with SSA and the NCSSSA, to allow employers to review major areas of Federal tax law and identify areas where compliance issues may exist.

How State and Local Government Employees Are Covered By Social Security and Medicare

SSA fact sheet.

NCSSSA Handbook for State Social Security Administrators

A guide developed by the National Conference of State Social Security Administrators (NCSSSA) for new State Administrators.

Social Security Handbook

A comprehensive guide to all Social Security benefit programs. Chapter 10 discusses State and Local Employment.

State and Local Coverage Handbook

A reference manual developed by SSA for State Social Security Administrators to use in administering the Social Security and Medicare provisions under Sections 210 and 218 of the Social Security Act.

Windfall Elimination Provision

SSA fact sheet that explains how a pension from work not covered by Social Security may affect your Social Security benefits.