We’re pleased to report that a Union Pacific court win entitles many current and former UP employees to refunds of Railroad Retirement and Medicare taxes on stock awards and certain lump-sum payments for ratification of labor agreements.
Certain current and former employees who received stock compensation (e.g. Retention Shares, Retention Units, Performance Units, or from exercising stock options) and/or lump-sum bonuses paid upon ratification of labor agreements during the years 1991 through 2017 are eligible. However, not everyone who received a stock award or lump-sum ratification bonus is eligible for a refund.
The deadline to submit a Consent Form passed on March 12, 2019. We are no longer accepting submissions. If your consent was not submitted by the deadline, the IRS will not issue you a refund.
If you previously submitted a valid Consent Form, refunds were paid out in November 2019 for tax years 2008-2017 and in April 2020 for tax years 1991-2007.
The IRS recently agreed that it underpaid interest on the refunds issued with respect to tax years 1991-1997 and 2007 and has now paid additional interest to employees for those years. Refunds for additional interest are scheduled to be paid on June 22, 2020.
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