ASRS Refund Information

As communicated by Human Resources on May 11th, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2264 into law on May 7, 2012. This new law reverses last year’s legislation mandating a 53/47 percent employee/employer split of the total Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) contribution rate. ASRS contributions have now returned to the historical 50/50 percent employee/employer split.  This change was reflected in your May 18, 2012 paycheck.

Notice regarding ASRS Contribution Rate and Refund

The link below describes a recent change to the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Contribution Rate.

Change to Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Contribution Rate and Refund Information


Arizona tax changes for 2010-2011

Effective with paychecks dated July 16, 2010, Arizona's payroll tax deductions will be changing. Through June 27, 2010, Arizona withholding was a percentage of the amount of federal income tax withheld. Beginning June 28, 2010, Arizona withholding is based on a percentage of gross taxable wages. "Gross taxable wages" is the amount that meets the federal definition of "wages" contained in IRC § 3401 and that will be included in box 1 of the employee's federal Form W-2 at the end of the calendar year.