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FICA/Medicare Withholding

  • In addition to income tax, employees are subject to two other payroll deductions - FICA and Medicare - unless an exemption applies.
  • The current employee rates are:
    Name Description Current Rate
    FICA
    Federal Insurance Contributions Acts; also referred to as Social Security tax
    4.20%
    Medicare Federal health insurance program for certain individuals age 65 or older
    1.45%
  • To read more about FICA and Medicare, see the Social Security website at: http://www.ssa.gov.

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