How to Update Your Tax Withholding

Post Retired Members

Retired members, view and update your tax withholding elections for the Federal Government and the State of California only.

If you are moving out of California or have a Foreign Address, please contact our Retired Services Section at (213) 279-3125 to answer any of your questions.

Important: In order to access your information, you must first register to the MyLAFPP member portal. Please refer to the MyLAFPP Helpdesk on how to register and other helpful self-service “How-To’s.”


STEP 1: Log in to MyLAFPP. Enter your username and password, then click Log In.

Important: Usernames and Passwords are case sensitive.


STEP 2: Click on the “+” symbol next to Retiree Benefits, then click Tax Withholding.


STEP 3: Click Update Pension Tax Withholding Instructions.

Please use the below as guidance for updating your tax withholdings: 

Effective Date - The date you would like the tax withholdings to go into effect. Please look at the deadline calendar to make any changes to your contact information, tax withholding elections or Direct Deposit information for the pension payment indicated. If your effective date is passed the deadline date, updates may not be processed until the month following receipt.

Tax Calculation Method - Determines the calculations in which taxes are to be withheld. Please select one of the following options below:

Tax Table - Taxes are withheld based on California and/or Federal Tax Tables. Tax Status and Exemptions (may input 0) are required to use this option

  • Tax Status - Select if you are filing Single or Married
  • Exemptions – A number greater than “1″ reduces the taxes that are withheld.

Fixed Amount - Taxes are withheld monthly based on a a dollar amount you elect.

  • Amount – Input the dollar amount in which you would like withheld monthly.

No Withholding - You would not like to withhold any amount from your taxes.

Tax Table + Fixed Amount - Taxes are withheld as a combination of California and/or Federal Tax Tables in addition to a Fixed Amount. Tax Status, Exemptions, and dollar Amount are required.

Percentage - A percentage of your monthly pension will be withheld. 

Enter your new withholdings, then click Submit.

Contact Us

If you require further assistance please contact the Retirement Services Section at (213) 279-3125 or (844) 885-2377 ext. 93125, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDT), excluding weekends and City Holidays.