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3.8% Medicare Tax Payroll Taxes

Recent tax law changes of 2013

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law. Summarized below are highlights of those and other changes to Federal tax laws affecting income, payroll, gift and estate, and...more

Wheel Of Pain

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

U.S. wage earners are feeling the pain this week as they receive smaller paychecks due to the elimination of a 2% tax break on social welfare taxes under the recent tax act. A new 3.8% tax is also imposed on the investment...more

President Obama Signs "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation into Law

by BakerHostetler on

As you likely have heard, the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (H.R. 8) (the "Act") on January 2, 2013. The Act, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff" legislation, permanently extends the Bush era tax cuts...more

2013 Brings New Taxes to High Income Taxpayers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”) comes with two new taxes for higher income taxpayers beginning on January 1, 2013: (i) a 3.8 percent Medicare contribution tax on net investment...more

2013 Expiring and Changing Employee Tax Provisions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

With the fiscal cliff approaching in 2013, several favorable tax provisions affecting individuals and businesses are set to expire. Given this uncertainty, employers must prepare for changing payroll taxes and new limits on...more

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