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by Brandon Cook, CPA | Partner, Tax Services Group
The way things are now: Under a tax law passed last year, the usual 6.2 percent OASDI rate for employees was reduced by 2 percent. A comparable tax break is available to self-employed individuals. However, employers aren’t eligible for any reduction. For employers, the 6.2 percent OASDI tax rate continues to apply to amounts up to the wage base. The Medicare rate of 1.45% for employees, and 1.45% for employers continues to apply to all earnings, without a cap.