Tag Archives: Social Security Administration

Social Security and Medicare Changes for 2009

The Social Security Administration and Department of Health & Human Services have announced the new amounts for 2009. SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES Social Security benefits increase 5.8% for 2009. The amount of earnings subject to Social Security taxes increases from $102,000 for 2008 to $106,800 for 2009. The amount of earnings required in order to receive […]

IRS Collects Child Support

Today TaxMama hears from Tina in Washington State, who has a problem. “Does the IRS track past due child support? Will IRS route the non-custodial parents arrearages to the custodial parent from tax returns and/or the economic stimulus check?”

Issuing Corrected W-2s

Today TaxMama hears from Yvonne in Utah, with this question. “I work in the mortgage industry. Recently, I was provided a W2 from a customer that had the Medicare and Social Security withholdings crossed out, with the corrected amounts typed in. The business that issued the W2’s is small, and they indicated that they had […]

IRS Will Send Stimulus Payments Automatically Starting

Eligible Taxpayers Must File a 2007 Tax Return to Receive Rebate WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers that in most cases they will not have to do anything extra this year to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May. “If you are eligible for a payment, all you have to do […]

Misclassified Workers to File New Social Security Tax Form

Employees who were misclassified by their employers as independent contractors should use new Form 8919, Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages, to figure and report their share of uncollected social security and Medicare taxes. Find out more in news release IR-2007-203. —- TaxMama Note: “Misclassified” in this case, means – workers that were […]

SS-8 – or Dishonest Boss

Today, Nancy from West Virginia is confounded, “My boss sent me a 1099 instead of a W-2. But I was an employee, not a freelancer. What do I do?

New Social Security Mismatch Rule

Shades of 1984 and McCarthyism! This new rule is going further than simply holding employers responsible for ensuring that the workers they hire are all legal. That is as it should be. Everyone should take responsibility for their own actions and choices. However, it includes a snitch-factor – encouraging employees to turn others in – […]

Tax Calendar for Small Businesses on IRS.gov

Tax Calendar for Small Businesses on IRS.gov Are you running a small business? Would you like a calendar packed with valuable business tax information? The IRS is offering a free calendar to help you keep track of tax deadlines and important dates throughout the year. You might be surprised to learn that the IRS publishes […]

ITIN Not

Today TaxMama hears from Cindy in North Hollywood, CA who says. “I am 19 years old and am looking for a job that will hire me with an ITIN. Do you know of any websites or places? I have been looking around and just don’t get anywhere. Can you help me or give me any […]

Stubborn Employer

Today TaxMama hears from Gary from the Internet has this problem, “My former employer who refuses to correct my W2 for 2005—the withholding for FICA and Medicare are not at the correct percentages. They made a change in the 403b and had to adjust the taxable wages for FICA and Medicare wages. Since I was […]

Do It Yourself Input Error

Today TaxMama hears from Allen in Wayne WV, who says, “I had three W-2’s with the same address and phone number, but different company names on them. So I used Turbo Tax at the last minute. I added everything together on the wages line etc. I put all the W-2’s in with the forms to […]

Employer Liability

Today TaxMama hears from Larry in CT, who asks. “Suppose an employer hires an undocumented worker who presents a valid ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). The employer withholds & reports payroll taxes for that worker using this ITIN. The Social Security Administration issues a “no match” letter to the employer containing all sorts of implicit […]