Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) Taxes are United States federal payroll taxes levied to fund the Social Security and Medicare system. FICA Taxes burdens are divided between employers and employees... more +
Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) Taxes are United States federal payroll taxes levied to fund the Social Security and Medicare system. FICA Taxes burdens are divided between employers and employees and are currently set at 12.4% for Social Security and 2.9% for Medicare.
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) increased the employee portion of the Medicare tax on wages received on or after January 1, 2013 by 0.9% of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) wages which are...more
On January 2, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, H.R. 8 (ATRA), preserving many of the key tax provisions passed during the George W. Bush presidency, which were scheduled to...more
On January 1, 2013, Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the bill designed to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The Act, which President Obama signed into law yesterday, extended certain tax relief...more
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- Year-end Deadline for Correcting Section 409A Deferred Compensation Arrangements That Condition Payment on an Employee Release or Covenant:
By December 31, 2012, all deferred compensation...more
On November 30, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released proposed regulations and two sets of frequently asked questions implementing two new Medicare taxes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...more
President Obama became only the second Democratic president to win reelection since Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Clinton being the other), winning both the popular and Electoral College votes. Along with...more
The health care reform resource page can be used as a tool to help subscribers comply with the complex requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Bookmark this page for future reference and be sure to check for updates...more
Starting January 1, 2013, a new 3.8% Medicare tax will apply to the investment and “unearned income” of individuals, trusts and estates. The tax is intended to apply to income exempt from the regular FICA or self-employment...more
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