Social Security Wage Base Increases in 2019

What is the new Social Security update?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security component of the FICA tax will increase from $128,400 to $132,900 for 2019.

This means that for 2019, the maximum Social Security tax that employers and employees will each pay is $8,239.80 ($132,900 x 6.2%). A self-employed person with at least $132,900 in net self-employment earnings will pay $16,479.60 ($132,900 x 12.4%) for the Social Security part of the self-employment tax.

The Medicare component remains 1.45% of all earnings, and individuals with earned income of more than $200,000 ($250,000 for married couples filing jointly, $125,000 for married filing separately) will pay an additional 0.9% in Medicare taxes.

Other 2019 cost-of-living adjustments announced by the SSA are available at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2019.html 

Talk to your LSL CPAs representative at (714) 569-1000 to stay on top of the latest IRS and Tax Law Changes news.

 

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We are always engaged in ongoing education, to better serve you and your account. Please contact us for more information about the latest developments in our assurance, tax, and advisory services.