Deductions, Taxes & Insurance


Optional Deductions

You may request the following optional deductions be taken from your monthly VCERA benefit. You can change the deductions at any time in writing.


Income Tax

VCERA will withhold federal and state (California only) income taxes from your monthly retirement benefit according to the preferences you indicated on the Federal and California State Tax Withholding Request Form. You may elect to a) have no tax withholding, b) use the standard tax tables, or c) designate a fixed amount for state tax withholding. You can update your preferences at any time in writing. A qualified tax advisor can assist you in determining the appropriate withholding amounts.


Medical Insurance

VCERA does not administer retiree health benefits and thus cannot answer questions about such plans. For information on your eligibility in the County’s medical, dental and vision care plans, contact the Ventura County Human Resources Department at (805) 662-6791.