Your Sergeants Benevolent Association is now making $980 in tax-free Uniform Allowance payments available. Based on current tax law and in agreement with the City of New York, dues-paying union members may qualify to have their annual dues payments offset the taxes associated with the Uniform Allowance. Dues-paying union members will now be entitled to the entirety of the $980 with no deductions. This check will now be issued by the SBA, not the City of New York.
To receive the tax-free uniform allowance check, Sergeants must log onto the SBA website and complete an electronic form which can be digitally signed and submitted to the SBA. The SBA will maintain a database of all the completed forms.
Forms must be completed online and received at the SBA no later than December 1, 2023. The Uniform Allowance checks will be mailed to your residence of record with the union in mid-December when the uniform check has historically been paid.
All active SBA union members who have paid up to $980 in qualifying expenses in the year 2023. Qualifying expenses include union dues, clothing and footwear, specialty equipment, cleaning of uniforms, and other qualified business expense incurred with being a uniformed employee of the NYPD.
Eligible members will receive a check in the amount of $980.
The Uniform Allowance Reimbursement Form is only available online through the SBA website. If you are not registered on the SBA website, you will not be able to submit a form. You can register for the SBA website by sending an email to our technical support firm at Webmaster@I-DesignLLC.net or calling (888) 548-2290, ext. 2.
Members who submit the form before December 1st will qualify for the first check run date of December 15, 2023.
All submissions will be processed within 2-3 weeks, regardless of the date of submission.
If you do not submit your Uniform Allowance Benefit form, you WILL NOT receive your Uniform Allowance Benefit.
All union dues paid in 2023 will count toward the $980.00 minimum required expenses. Whether you were a Police Officer or a Detective your total dues paid in 2023 will exceed $980.00.
If you were promoted to Sergeant after November 1, 2023 you will receive your 2023 Uniform allowance under the collective bargaining agreement for the rank that you were on October 31, 2023. If you were a Police Officer on October 31, 2023 you will receive your uniform allowance as part of your second paycheck in December subject to withholding taxes. If you were a Detective on October 31, 2023 you will receive your uniform allowance from the DEA.
If you did not pay the minimum of $980.00 in dues you can submit the combination of dues paid in 2023 and receipts for qualifying expenses totaling $980.00. Use Section 2 on the submission form.