Welcome to PERS
The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) proudly serves the state of Mississippi by providing retirement benefits for individuals working in state government, public schools, universities, community colleges, municipalities, counties, the Legislature, highway patrol, and other such public entities. These retirement benefits not only help recruit and retain a strong public workforce in Mississippi, they help stimulate local economies in every county in the state and help reduce the need for social assistance.
Important Notice about IRS Form 1099-R
During the last week in January, PERS mailed an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-R to each retiree and beneficiary who received benefits in 2015. Recipients of this form should be aware of two issues regarding the 1099-R that will need to be addressed before filing taxes.
Payer's Federal Identification Number (above Box 3 on the 1099-R)
The number printed in this box is specific to each retirement plan PERS administers and should be nine digits in length. However, some recipients may see an eight-digit number in the box. The complete nine-digit number for each plan is listed below and should be used when filing taxes. If you would like an updated printed copy of your 1099-R, please contact PERS.
PERS - 64-6001557
MRS - 64-0746030
MHSPRS - 64-6176426
SLRP - 64-6190947
Distribution Code(s) (Box 7 on the 1099-R)
The codes listed in Box 7 of the 1099-R are the applicable codes for identifying the type of benefit paid to PERS retirees. Approximately 2,950 recipients were inadvertently mailed a 1099-R with a distribution code of "1" where the code should have read "2". PERS immediately identified those individuals and mailed them a 1099-R with the correct distribution code. These corrected forms were mailed by February 4 to these individuals. Rest assured, the incorrect information was not and will not be reported to the IRS.
PERS regrets the inconvenience these misprints may cause and assures all members, retirees, and beneficiaries that steps have been taken to ensure this will not happen in the future.
Click here for more details about the IRS 1099-R Form.
New Employer Reporting Tool
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PERS creates a GASB 68 resources section on its website