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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Employers that paid federal income tax (FIT) and Social Security and Medicare (FICA) taxes on the value of health care benefits provided to employees' same-sex partners for tax years 2009 and after should consider whether...more
When the Supreme Court ultimately decides United States v. Windsor, it could strike down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that prohibits married same-sex couples from receiving the federal benefits provided...more
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Remember to file your gift tax return and other follow-up related to 2012 gifts; Review estate plans in light of $5 million exemption becoming permanent; Annual exclusion amount for gifts increased for...more
After much contention,Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and President Obama signed the legislation on January 2, 2013. The Act avoids automatic sunset provisions that were scheduled to take effect...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 ("ATRA") into law. ATRA, adopted as an alternative to stepping over the "fiscal cliff," preserves most of the Bush-era tax cuts and...more
One of the changes made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act ("ATRA") was to restore the $240 monthly limit on employer-provided transit passes or commuting transportation, which had reverted to $125 as of January 1, 2012. ...more
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
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
Keeping Americans in suspense until the very last minute, Congress narrowly averted the "fiscal cliff" by passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), H.R. 8, late in the evening on New Year's Day. President Obama...more
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