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Iam 67 and on medicare insurance. I am sill actively

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Iam 67 and on medicare for my insurance. I am sill actively employed. My employer deducts medicare from my paycheck. Do I need to still contribute if I am participating?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

My name is***** and I will be helping you with your question today. This is for informational purposes only and does not establish an attorney client relationship.

Unfortunately, yes, even though you are participating you still must pay withholding for Social Security and Medicare. As long as you work at a job that’s covered by Social Security, as most are, your employer has to deduct both Social Security and Medicare taxes from your pay check. In addition, the employer must pay its share of matching taxes. See the following links for explanation.

Social Security: https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3739/What-happens-if-I-work-and-get-Social-Security-retirement-benefits

Medicare: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10043.pdf

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 11 months ago.

Just checking back in, do you have any further questions?