Payroll Tax cut Extention

02/26/2012

Payroll Tax Cut Extension

President Obama has signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which extends to the end of the year the payroll tax cut for employees, continuing the reduction of their social security tax withholding from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid. The Act also repeals the “recapture” provision, which applied to those employees who received more than $18,350 in wages during January and February (the social security wage base for 2012 is $110,100, and $18,350 represents two months of the full-year amount).