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Does the Employer match an Employee's Social Security

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Does the Employer match an Employee's Social Security payroll deductions ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 11 months ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Yes, an employer pays a matching contribution to social security based on the waged paid to the employee and the social security taxes withheld under federal law. Below are a list of those taxes that are paid by the employer to social security in behalf of each employee.

  • Social Security tax withholding (6.2% up to the annual maximum)
  • Medicare tax withholding (1.45%)
  • Additional Medicare tax withholding (0.9%) for employees earning over $200,000 (this is a new tax withholding requirement starting in the year 2013)

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,

Doug

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