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What taxes do I have to change to my payroll for 2013?

Asked by: pmitchem 1166 views YA Discussion

Is everything staying the same so far or do I as an employer have to pay more in payroll taxes like medicare and SS?
so, all employer taxes stay the same? raising employee taxes only?

SS to ?
Medicare to?

Limits?

Thanks …I need to update my payroll program to the right figures MANUALLY because my payroll program tax update will not be out before Friday!

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  1. Rob on Jan 01, 2013 Reply

    medicare and ss $ $ will go up for employees.
    if your rate was lowered b4 , it will go up.

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  2. Bobbie on Jan 01, 2013 Reply

    As of January 1 2013 you are supposed to go back to the employees full share of the FICA amounts as they were before the 2% reduction amount 2 years ago for that purpose and the medicare tax amount never did change for this purpose and time.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 01/01/2013

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  3. Cathi K on Jan 01, 2013 Reply

    All this noise is about the 2 year stimulus plan ending and the employee portion reverting back to original levels. Employee portion up 2%.

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  4. ninasgramma on Jan 01, 2013 Reply

    2013 withholding rates are

    Social Security: 6.2% up to $ 113,700

    Medicare (employees only): 1.45% up to $ 200,000, 2.35% for amounts over $ 200,000
    Medicare (employers): 1.45%

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  5. Francine R. on Jan 24, 2013 Reply

    The old SS 4.2 % employee share payroll tax didn’t end until the end of December 2012, or Dec 31, 2012. The 6.2% employee Share payroll tax starts Jan 1, 2013.

    So why is the IRS telling employers that do 26 pays in a year, or Federal and State Government agencies that if a payroll period crosses over December 2012 and January 2013, they charge the full 6.2% employee share payroll tax for the entire pay period vs pro-rating it and charging the 4.2% on the paydays falling in the month of December 2012 and then 6.2% payroll employee share on the days that fall in January 2013.

    Seeing as how the 4.2% employee share payroll didn’t expire until Dec 31, 2012, any days falling in a pay period that fall within the month of December 2012 whether it be Dec 20, 21, 24, 27, even Dec 31, 2012 those days should be paid at 4.2% employee share payroll tax and 6.2% employer share payroll tax and then whatever the days are that are in January, say Jan 1, or Jan 3-6, or however many days of the pay period fall in January would be paid at 6.2% employee and 6.2% employer share payroll tax even if the Pay Date is Jan 1, Jan 5, or whatever. If it’s 5 days in December 2012, and 5 days in January 2013 with paydate being January 2013, then it should be split 4.2% on the 5 days in December and 6.2% on the 5 days in January.
    Even the gal I spoke to at SS understood it to be that way. Every other business owner I know understood it to be that way. It shouldn’t have been based on the pay date. Easy way for IRS to make more money off the employees?

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