Payroll and Social Security Wage Base
The biggest change for 2022 in regard to payroll taxes is the increase in the Social Security annual wage base. Wages are subject to a 6.2% Social Security tax. In 2022, it jumped from $142,800 in 2021 to $147,000.
The Medicare tax remains the same at 1.45%. However, any wages or self-employment income you earn over $200,000 ($250,000 if married filing jointly) are subject to an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on your income tax return.
Household Employee Payroll
If your family pays a household employee (a nanny, for example) at least $2,400 during 2022, you are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes from their pay and remit it to the IRS. You would prepare a Schedule H with your income tax return.
As their employer, you will also be required to issue them a W-2 and pay your own set of quarterly payroll taxes. A payroll service can assist you in handling these tasks and filing the proper payroll tax returns. To understand how this may affect your personal situation, consult with a CironeFriedberg tax advisor.
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