Tag Archives: Tax withholding in the United States

Proposed Regulations Issued on Additional Medicare Tax

Courtesy of the IRS A new Additional Medicare Tax goes into effect starting in 2013. The 0.9 percent Additional Medicare Tax applies to an individual’s wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act compensation, and self-employment income that exceeds a threshold amount based on the individual’s filing status. The threshold amounts are:

A Lesson from the IRS for Students Starting a Summer Job

Courtesy of the IRS School’s out, but the IRS has another lesson for students who will be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs represent an opportunity for students to learn about the tax system. Not all of the money they earn will be included in their paychecks because their employer must withhold taxes. Here are six […]

Wage Settlement From State

Today TaxMama® hears from Ken in the TaxQuips Forum with this happy news. “Several years ago I worked for a company that ran out of money and couldn’t make payroll. I continued to work for several months with the promise that the wages would be paid. Eventually, I requested a layoff and left the company. […]

Computing Your Own Withholding

Today TaxMama® hears from Brian in the TaxQuips Forum who finally asked the right question. “What I really was asking was, if I take my withholdings up to, say, single and 8 on federal and state for this check only would I get more of the check?”

Bride Files Alone

Today TaxMama hears from Nancy in the TaxQuips Forum with several questions.  “I am to be married this year. I am going to file as married, filing separately (MFS).  Can I claim my husband since he is disabled and collecting social security disability? Also I understand that I cannot mix the standard deduction and itemizing on […]

From 1099 to W-2

Today TaxMama hears from Trisha in the TaxQuips Forum with good news. She says, “Recently I took a contract job starting out as a 1099 self-employed contractor. After 6 weeks, the company asked me to come on board permanently as a W-2 employee. I was taking out my own taxes for the first 6 weeks […]

Untaxed Internship

Today TaxMama hears from Karol in the TaxQuips Forum, with an odd question.  “I have a paid internship in the Rhode Island state vocational rehabilitation agency and they pay me $11 an hour (I work the most 35 hrs/wk) without taking out taxes. I am worried about what I will owe when I do my taxes later […]

Paying the Piper, or Five Simple Steps to Filling Out Your W-4

Changing Your Payroll Withholding Right about now, if you haven’t already done it, you should be thinking about updating your current year’s paycheck withholding. Once upon a time, a tax professional was asked by an Enrolled Agent to write an article about how to do the proper computations to determine what exemption and dependent amounts […]

California’s Balanced Budget?

Courtesy of Spidell Publishing Inc. www.caltax.com The 2009–10 budget revision does not contain any new taxes, but includes tax accelerations that bring money in earlier, so we will likely revisit the fiscal crisis later. Here are the tax changes contained in ABX4 17 and ABX4 18. Estimated tax payments: Requires individual and corporate estimated tax […]

Proper Employment Tax Treatment of Part-Time or Seasonal Workers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service June 04, 2009 For many businesses, summer traditionally brings an influx of part time or seasonal workers into the work force. Employers must ensure they are treating these workers properly for employment tax purposes. Generally, workers are either employees or independent contractors, based upon the facts and circumstances of […]