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What Type Of Deductions Can Employers Withhold From My Paycheck?

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What Type Of Deductions Can Employers Withhold From My Paycheck?

All employers are required to withhold a variety of federal taxes from an employees paycheck.  Depending where the business is located, the employer may also be required to withhold payroll deductions for state and local taxes.  Taxes typically deducted by an employer and paid on behalf of an employee include:

Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Federal Income Tax.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Social Security Tax (FICA) - currently 6.2% of gross wages up to a maximum amount of $5,349 per employee annually.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Medicare Tax - currently 1.45% of gross wages.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)State Income Tax - varies by state.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Local Income Tax - varies by locality.

Employers are also required to deduct payments for child support orders, tax levies or court ordered garnishments.  Additionally, employers may deduct payments for the cost of meals, housing, transportation, employer provided loans, payroll savings and insurance premiums.

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