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Can you claim Social Security & Medicare Taxes Withheld?

Asked by: bustermcleod 700 views YA Discussion

I am trying to get a tax refund calculator estimate and I notice my refund amount will be $ 400 less than previous years. I wondered if I missed entering numbers. The only thing I can think of would be the Social & Medicare taxes paid. Do people normally claim these? I didn’t have any federal income tax withheld.
Yeah, maybe the EIC is lower. I will have made a little less than last year due to my job placing me on UNPAID leave for 6 weeks.
@Tro, what? I never said I didn’t have a refund coming to me. I have a kid silly! I only work part time.

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  1. rtfm on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    No. Those are not deductible.

    Compare your total income and your total federal tax withheld to see where the difference lies.

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  2. Flower on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    You cannot claim a deduction for taxes paid. The idea is you can get taxes back you overpaid. Social Security and Medicare you do not get back or we’d have no money to pay benefits. You cant really do your taxes until we know whether the Social Security payroll tax holiday will end or if the income tax relief from 2001 will finally expire.

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  3. Wayne Z on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    No.

    They do not have any effect on your refund.

    If you made a little more (or even less) than you did last year and you have kids, it is possible that your EIC is lower.

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  4. tro on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    they are not deductible taxes
    no income tax withheld? it’s no wonder you have no refund coming, you had nothing withheld to be refunded
    and yes, EIC is lower, if you are even eligible for it

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  5. Judy on Dec 19, 2012 Reply

    No you don’t claim ss and medicare, and don’t get them refunded.

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