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Topic: Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization

Payroll Tax Cut to Boost Take-Home Pay for Most Workers

 

New Withholding Details Now Available on IRS.gov

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today released instructions to help employers implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes, along with new income-tax withholding tables that employers will use during 2011.

Millions of workers will see their take-home pay rise during 2011 because the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act Of 2010 provides a two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, reducing their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid. This reduced Social Security withholding will have no effect on the employee’s future Social Security benefits.

The new law also maintains the income-tax rates that have been in effect in recent years. «Read the rest of this article»

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