Payroll taxes[ edit ] Government agencies at various levels require employers to withhold income taxes from employees' wages. In the United States, " payroll taxes " are separate from income taxes, although they are levied on employers in proportion to salary; the programs they fund include Social Securityand Medicare. See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for suggestions. May Learn how and when to remove this template message Before considering the payroll taxes, it is necessary to talk about the basic formula for the Net Pay.
Taxation in the United States and Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax In the United States, payroll taxes are assessed by the federal government, some of the fifty states Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming do not have state income tax; New Hampshire and Tennessee only tax income from interest and dividendsthe District of Columbia, and numerous cities.
These taxes are imposed on employers and employees and on various compensation bases and are collected and paid to the taxing jurisdiction by the employers. Most jurisdictions imposing payroll taxes require reporting quarterly and annually in most cases, and electronic reporting is generally required for all but small employers.
Income tax withholding[ edit ] Main article: Tax withholding in the United States Federal, state, and local withholding taxes are required in those jurisdictions imposing an income tax. Employers having contact with the jurisdiction must withhold the tax from wages paid to their employees in those jurisdictions.
Income taxes withheld from payroll are not final taxes, merely prepayments. Employees must still file income tax returns and self assess tax, claiming amounts withheld as payments.
Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax Federal social insurance taxes are imposed on employers  and employees,  ordinarily consisting of a tax of Federal Unemployment Tax Act Employers are subject to unemployment taxes by the federal  and all state governments.
The tax is a percentage of taxable wages  with a cap. Quarterly reporting of aggregate income tax withholding and Social Security taxes is required in most jurisdictions. A copy must be sent to the IRS, and some state governments also require a copy. These are due by January 31 and February 28 March 31 if filed electronicallyrespectively, following the calendar year in which wages are paid.
The Form W-2 constitutes proof of payment of tax for the employee. Payment of Federal and many state payroll taxes is required to be made by electronic funds transfer if certain dollar thresholds are met, or by deposit with a bank for the benefit of the taxing jurisdiction. Failure to properly file monthly or quarterly returns may result in additional penalties.
A particularly severe penalty applies where federal income tax withholding and Social Security taxes are not paid to the IRS.Deductions from pay are amounts taken out of the worker's pay before it is 'in hand'.
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The Labor Department released its final FUTA credit-reduction assessment list for the year on Nov. For , employers in California and the U.S. Virgin Islands are to be assessed a general credit reduction of percent on wages paid to employees for work attributed to these jurisdictions.
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