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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 1 year 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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