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, there is nothing you need to do at this time. To date, the IRS has not paid out refunds for tax years 1991-2007. The IRS has, however, issued refunds for tax years 2008-2017. In an effort to provide refunds to eligible employees as soon as possible, we have issued payments for the consents that we have received funding for from the IRS.
The IRS has not indicated when we can expect refunds for tax years 1991-2007, but once we receive it we will issue payment as quickly as possible. We thank you in advance for your continued patience.
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