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How much do workers pay for Social Security taxes?

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FICA contributions, including various sub (categories of things like SS, Disability, Health, etc) are 15.30% of FICA wages. What is considered FICA wages differ from other wage considerations in many ways, (it has a top limit of about 106,800, how pension contributions factored, State taxes, etc.).

If you are an employee, the employer MUST pay half of the contribution so you pay 7.65% and the employer pays the same. If you're self-employed, the amount normally paid by the employer is collected through something called the "self employment tax" when you file your income tax return.
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