Please be advised that the FICA Alternative Plan is considered to be a “tax qualified plan” for purposes of determining your ability to make before-tax contributions to an individual retirement account (“IRA”). If your total income (or, if married and filing a joint return, the total income of you and your spouse) exceeds certain levels you may not be eligible to make before-tax contributions to an IRA due to your participation in the FICA Alternative Plan. Accordingly, you may want to seek the advice of your individual tax advisor before making IRA contributions.
The remaining 3 characters in this field are for the optional input of a Part identity and which allows several Export Declarations to have the same core DUCR . It is this, in combination with the (up to) 35 character UCR which must be unique. An example of Part identity use would be a large consignment covered by a single DUCR but being exported on say 3 vessels over a period of weeks or months. Ideally, the DUCR would use a common identifier in the trader’s records, but each movement of the goods would have a separate CHIEF declaration, using the same DUCR but designated as Part 001, 002 and 003.