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2019 BASIC PAY TABLES 

2019 military active and reserve component basic pay tables are now online now online.


1099-Rs NOW AVAILABLE ON MYPAY 

Retiree and annuitant 1099-Rs for 2018 are now available online at https://mypay.dfas.mil/


2019 BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING RATES

The Department of Defense released the 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing rates today. BAH rates will increase an average of 2.55 percent when the new rates take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. An estimated $21 billion will be paid to approximately one million service members. Read more at https://go.usa.gov/xEcUP.//go.usa.gov/xPuQS


CIVILIAN PCS TRAVEL TAX CHANGE

Did you make a civilian permanent change of station move in 2018? Are you anticipating a PCS move in the future? Most civilian PCS entitlements are now taxable. Find out more on how this change affects you at http://go.usa.gov/xPuQS.http://go.usa.gov/xPuQS


MILITARY RETIREE COLA INCREASE IN 2019

The Department of Defense announced annual cost of living adjustments for military retirees and survivors. Most military retirees received a 2.8 percent increase to their retired pay beginning with the pay they received on Dec. 31, 2018, and annuitants saw an increase in the pay they received Jan. 2, 2019. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xPdsq.


FLAT RATE PER DIEM CHANGE

The signed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 includes an immediate repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty travel.

Flat rate per diem for long term TDYs of more than 30 days only applied for travel through midnight on Aug. 12, 2018. As of Aug. 13, 2018, normal per diem rules, including the following, apply: 

  • Lodging receipts are required for all lodging payments
  • The actual cost of lodging, not to exceed the full locality lodging per diem rate, will be paid 
  • The full meals and incidental expense will no longer be reduced by 75 percent or 55 percent.

Get more information by visiting the Flat Rate Per Diem Transition FAQs.


DISABILITY SEVERANCE PAY 

Did you receive Disability Severance Pay between 1991 and now that was reported as taxable income? Some DSP becomes non-taxable due to certain circumstances and VA disability awards. Find out if you’re eligible to file an amended federal tax return and how to do it by clicking here.


REPORT THE DEATH OF A RETIREE

You may now use our convenient online form to report the death of a retiree at https://go.usa.gov/xnzQ9