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Payroll Taxes For Railroad Retirement
(Posted June 27, 2013)
Question 1022: What happens to the money an employee has contributed to Railroad Retirement if he dies before retirement?
Answer: The payroll taxes that rail workers pay to the Railroad Retirement Funds are considered to be Federal taxes. If the rail worker dies before he is eligible to retire, the taxes paid are used to pay benefits and to pay for the administrative costs of maintaining the Railroad Retirement program.
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