Key Provisions in SECURE 2.0

In late December while most practitioners and their clients were busy with other things, Congress was passing a giant omnibus budget bill. Buried within it was the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0), which contains many retirement (and some other) changes that practitioners and their clients need to […]

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IRS Clarifies Federal Taxes and State Payments

The IRS has recently announced that “in the interest of sound tax administration and other factors,” taxpayers in many states will not need to report various payments on their 2022 tax returns. In short, the IRS has determined it will not challenge the taxability of payments related to general welfare and disaster relief. So what […]

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Payroll Tax Rates and Contribution Limits for 2023

Below are federal payroll tax rates and benefits contribution limits for 2023. Social Security tax In 2023, the Social Security tax rate is 6.2% for employers and employees, unchanged from 2022. The Social Security wage base is $160,200 for employers and employees, increasing from $147,500 in 2022. Self-employed people must pay 12.4% on the first $160,200. Medicare tax In […]

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