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It's not an option for him, by law, your employer MUST withhold these taxes from your pay.

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Q: Why would you want your employer to take out FICA and medicare taxes?
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What does an employer have to match on your taxes?

FICA and Medicare deductions

Does an employer have to pay FICA for a part time employee?

Yes they do. All wages are subject to FICA and Medicare Taxes. The employer and employee each pay 6.2% of the gross income for Social Security Tax and each pays 1.45% of the gross income for Medicare Taxes. The number of hours works has nothing to do with whether or not taxes are taken out for these taxes.

What if your employer did not take out FICA tax?

Some paystubs have Medicare and Social Security taxes listed separately while others have them combined and listed as FICA Taxes. Check your paystub to be sure your employer isn't deducting it before contacting the IRS.

What tax is paid equally by the employer and employee is the?

The required Social security and medicare taxes. Also known as the FICA taxes.

Does your employer pay FICA taxes?

Yes. The way it works in most cases is that you pay FICA taxes in the amount of 6.2% of your gross income and your employer also pays the same amount. Also you are required to pay 1.45% of your gross income for Medicare tax and your employer also matches that amount. So in total you are paying for half of these two taxes and your employer pays for half of the total taxes for these two taxes.

What taxes are matched by employers?

The employee social security and medicare taxes are matched by the employer. The (OASDI) Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (FICA) (social security and Medicare taxes) all mean the same tax.

Why is fica taking more taxes than your state and federal taxes?

Because the social security and medicare tax (FICA) rate does not change from the 7.65% required amount that the employer is required to withhold from your gross earnings for the pay period.

What is the fica taxes for 2010?

Still 6.2% for both employer & employee. Actually, that 6.2% is just for the social security tax portion of FICA. FICA consists of social security and medicare. The total FICA tax is 7.65%, which includes the 1.45% medicare tax. There is currently a limit on the social security tax portion (6.2% of $106,800--which is $6,621.60), while there is no medicare limitation.

How much fica is taken out on 50.000?

The (OASDI) Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (FICA) (social security and Medicare taxes) all mean the same tax. You really should get the correct amount that will be withheld from your gross earnings that are subject to the social security and medicare taxes (FICA) from your employer payroll department. The rough estimated amount IF the 50000 wages earned income gross amount is earnings that would be subject to the total 15.3% (FICA) tax 1/2 by the employee and 1/2 by the employer would each be each 3825 X 2 = 7650 total by the employee and the employer. If you are self employed and IF you had a NET PROFIT of 50000 from your business operation you would be responsible for the entire 7650 estimated total social security and medicare tax amount.

What are examples of payroll taxes?

Social Security Taxes, FICA, and medicare are payroll taxes.

Is medicare considered fica tax on pay stub?

Yes, FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) is the combination of Social Security and Medicare taxes.

FICA includes taxes to pay for?

Social security and medicare

Do you owe FICA and MEDICARE taxes on a unemployment benefit check?


How much does an employer match in payroll taxes?

An employer matches the amount of FICA (Social Security) and Medicare taxes which are 6.2% and 1.45% of your gross income respectively. The same amount is paid by the employer and the employee toward these two taxes. Only the employee pays their Federal, State, and/or Local Income tax withholding but the employer is responsible for withholding these taxes and remitting all of them to the IRS on a timely basis.

What is the total percentage of income that will be withheld from any employees paycheck for social security and medicare taxes?

For 2012, the Social Security (FICA) deduction is 6.2%; the Medicare deduction is 1.45%, for a total of 7.65%. The employer pays the same percentages.

What is FICA the same as?

FICA stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Basically, it's taxes used as payment into the Social Security and Medicare benefits programs. This is how you contribute to those programs. When you're an employee, you pay half and your employer pays half. Your half is deducted from your paycheck, then your employer adds their half and sends the entire amount in on your behalf when they pay all the other payroll taxes. Self-employed people don't have an employer to pay half, so they pay the entire amount for their Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Was fica deductible?

FICA taxes, which include Social Security and Medicare taxes, are withheld from earnings in most cases. They are not deductible on a federal tax return. You will only see some of that money again when you collect Social Security or Medicare.

What federal tax must an employer pay for a portion of by law?

An employer with an employee has to match the amount of taxes that are withheld from the employee gross wages that are subject to the below taxes. The (OASDI) Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (FICA) (social security and Medicare taxes) all mean the same tax.

What is the fica tax rate?

6.2% for the employee, and an identical amount for the employer (not including Medicare)

Is FICA a combination of social security and medicare taxes?

Yes FICA is the same thing. The (OASDI) Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (FICA) (social security and Medicare taxes) all mean the same tax for social security benefits (SSB or SSDI). All mean the same thing.

How do you calculate the employer's portion of payroll taxes?

The employer portion of the payroll taxes is computed by multiplying the gross wage by the appropriate percentage assigned to that tax. For example, the social security percentage would be 6.2% each for the employer and the employee. Medicare would be 1.45% for each. Your state/county will each have their own percentages. 1. The employer pays one half of the FICA taxes at 7.65% (Medicare is 1.45% - OASDI is 6.2%) 2. The employer pays Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) which is calculated at .8% of the first $7000 of employee wages - works out to $56 per employee per year if they make over $7000.00. 3. The employer pays State Unemployment Taxes - rates and amount vary by State. The remaineder of the taxes are withheld from the emplyees paychecks.

What are fedeal taxes?

On the individual taxpayer gross wages from an employer you have social security and medicare taxes, and income taxes which would be the federal tax that would be withheld from the employee gross wages. You should get this information from your employer payroll department as they will be the one that would know how much FICA, federal income tax, state income, local taxes, etc they will have to withhold from your hourly pay or gross pay for the pay period. They will do this before they issue your net take home paycheck to you

FICA includes taxes to pay for what?

A. Social Security and Medicare E2020

What is federal FICA?

The (OASDI) Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (FICA) (social security and Medicare taxes) all mean the same tax.

How much social security tax money should be taken out of an income of 20000.00?

The total Social Security tax on $20,000 is actually divided into two kinds of tax, FICA and Medicare taxes. The tax is also collected by two different payers, the employer and employee each pay half. FICA tax is 6.20% each and Medicare tax is 1.45% each. For $20,000 the total of the two taxes is $1,530 for the employer and the same amount for the employee. For a self-employed person, he/she pays both sides for a total of $3,060.