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While we encourage participation in one of our 87 chapters, most of our members participate by reading our bi-monthly newsletter, giving us feedback on their needs, and enrolling in one or more of our "members only" insurance programs.
At $4.50 per month, RPEA is a bargain hard to resist. We need you and you need us — to support our fight to protect our pensions and benefits.
RPEA has over 28,000 members; with 87 active chapters in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon.
RPEA was founded in 1958 as an association to protect and enhance retirement benefits for all Public Employees who receive their pension or health benefits from the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
RPEA is the only statewide association representing all PERS Retirees: State, Classified School and Public Agency.
RPEA retains a professional lobbyist who represents our interest before the Governor, Legislators and CalPERS Board. We also have access to a federal lobbyist who keeps us informed on federal retiree issues.
RPEA continues an active and ongoing relationship with CalPERS serving on their Advisory Committee concerning CalPERS plans and proposals. We also monitor every CalPERS Committee and frequently testify at these meetings on behalf of our members.
Every RPEA member receives a bi-monthly statewide newsletter with general information and legislative, and health care updates.
RPEA offers a variety of discount programs for our members.
The General Assembly is composed of delegates from every chapter and is the governing body of the association. The authority and responsibility of the elected Board of Directors is defined in the association's Constitution, Bylaws and Policy File.
RPEA’s State Board of Directors is composed of four officers, four directors (Legislation, Membership, Communications, Health Benefits & Insurance) and eight area directors. Each area director has a number of assistant area directors who together assist some ninety-five active chapters.
RPEA was established to protect and enhance retirement benefits for its members.
RPEA's ever increasing influence in the retirement community is solely dependent on membership support.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
The rate for business miles driven during 2013 increases 1 cent from the 2012 rate. The medical and moving rate is also up 1 cent per mile from the 2012 rate.
The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.
Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.
A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously.
These and other requirements for a taxpayer to use a standard mileage rate to calculate the amount of a deductible business, moving, medical, or charitable expense are in Rev. Proc. 2010-51. Notice 2012-72 contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.
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