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Social security and tax-free fringe benefits

Geoffrey Kollmann

Social security and tax-free fringe benefits

background and issues

by Geoffrey Kollmann

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Employee fringe benefits -- Taxation -- United States,
  • Social security -- United States,
  • Tax exemption -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Geoffrey Kollmann
    SeriesCRS report -- no. 85-123 EPW, Report (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 85-123 EPW, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1985-1986, reel 11, fr. 000311
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationviii, 75 p.
    Number of Pages75
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15454700M

    Frank, who is single, received $7, of social security benefits. His AGI before the social security benefits was $15, He also had $ of tax-exempt interest. What is the amount of taxable social security benefits? a. $18, b. $7, c. $0. d. $3, The value of fringe benefits that are not tax-free under the Internal Revenue Code must be included in the employee's taxable income. This is also true when the benefits are of a type that would be excludable if they met all the federal requirements, but for some reason your plan does not meet the requirements.

    On an S corporation tax return, some fringe benefit and pension expense deductions save not just income taxes but also either self-employment taxes or Social Security and Medicare taxes. In effect then, and as compared to a sole proprietorship or partnership, the business owner gets to use the tax deduction twice--one for income taxes and once. Social Indemnity Expatriates can take advantage of the generous German social security benefits while living here and even, in some cases, when they return home. Germany has an elaborate social security system that sees to it that its citizens live comfortably even if they're sick, disabled, unemployed or retired.

    This Act introduced 36 percent and percent income tax brackets, repealed the wage cap on Medicare payroll taxes, increased the portion of Social Security benefits subject to income taxation for those with higher incomes, made more workers with children eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit and increased their benefits, and made. A regular corporation, sometimes called a "C" corporation to distinguish the regular corporation from an S corporation, sort of provides some tax shelter benefits, too. Specifically, a "C" corporation can provide a rather rich set of tax free fringe benefits to employees including shareholder-employees.


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Social security and tax-free fringe benefits by Geoffrey Kollmann Download PDF EPUB FB2

Withhold FICA tax (Social Security and Medicare taxes) on the fringe benefits added to the employee’s wages. Since FUTA taxes are paid by the employer and not the employee, you will use the employee’s total compensation to determine your FUTA liability.

In most cases, the excluded benefits aren't subject to federal income tax withholding, social security, Medicare, federal unemployment (FUTA) tax, or Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) taxes and aren't reported on Form W This section discusses the exclusion rules for the following fringe benefits.

An employee "fringe benefit" is a form of pay other than money for the performance of services by employees. Any fringe benefit provided to an employee is taxable income for that person unless the tax law specifically excludes it from e fringe benefits must be included as income on the employee's W-2 and are subject to withholding.

The Taxable Fringe Benefits Guide was created by the Internal Revenue Service office of Federal, State and Local Governments (FSLG) to provide governmental entities with a basic understanding of the Federal tax rules relating to employee fringe benefits and reporting.

Fringe benefits are additional compensation provided to employees above and beyond an agreed-upon wage or salary. Besides helping employees, offering Author: Julia Kagan. Get this from a library. Social security and tax-free fringe benefits: background and issues.

[Geoffrey Kollmann; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. Computing Taxable Social Security Benefits. The taxable portion of your benefits depends on your provisional income and your filing status. Part of your net Social Security benefits (Box 5 of Form SSA) will be subject to tax if your provisional income exceeds a base amount of $25, or $32, The base amount is $25, if your filing status is single, head of household.

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Another desired fringe benefit for ministers is a "Social Security Allowance". This is a great benefit because all ministers that have not opted out of Social Security must pay self-employment (Social Security and Medicare) taxes.

A Social Security Allowance can offset some or all of that additional cost. Box MR Article by Robert Kuttner "The Welfare Strait" from The New Republic, 7/6/87; Book Review by Kuttner of Paul Light's "Artful Work," Peter Ferrara's "Social Security: The Prospects for Real Reform," and the "Report of the CES: 50th Anniversary Edition," Washington Post, 8/4/ It's Difficult to Keep it All Straight Keeping track of the constantly changing tax code is a daunting task.

New Tax Law, Revenue Rulings, Filing Requirements, Phase-Outs, Dependency Rules; it's a lot to remember. Our authors take this massive amount of information and place it in a fast-answer format that makes finding your answer : TheTaxBook. This is episode 5 of 5 in the series, Managing Social Security Benefits, America’s #1 Retirement Plan.

Tom's books: Paychecks & Playchecks. This section explains how to report a reimbursement (including advances and allowances) on your tax return. It covers reimbursements for any of your moving expenses discussed in this publication. It also explains the types of reimbursements on which your employer.

The % employee portion of the Social Security tax increased from % in and That "tax holiday" was legislated as part of the Tax Relief Act ofwhich was then extended by HR and extended again by HR But the employee portion of Social Security reverted back to the full % in  . You can offer a myriad of other tax-exempt benefits to employees, as well, including: Adoption assistance: You can provide up to $12, per child that an employee plans to adopt without having to include that amount in gross income for the purposes of calculating federal withholding taxes in the current tax year.

The value of this benefit must be included when calculating Social Security and. Instead, a minister employee is responsible for paying his own self-employment tax. The self-employment tax consists of % for Social Security and % for Medicare (% combined). As a result, the minister employee actually pays twice as much Social Security and Medicare as.

Social Security benefits have risen sharply over the past few years. In the beginning, Social Security was designed to be supplemental retirement income.

Today, Social Security benefits on average equal 60% of their after-tax working income. In recent years, Social Security benefits have increased faster than increases in wages or prices.

The fact is that the tax-free benefit -- where employees do not pay taxes on these benefits -- only applies to a C corporation. In an S corporation, tax-free fringe benefits are more limited. Just as it is with FICA taxes for employees, self-employment taxes consist of both Social Security and Medicare taxes, and the base for the Social Security component of the self-employment tax is limited to $, The Social Security tax rate for self-employed taxpayers is % (% employer share + %employee share).

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By putting income-tax and Social Security reform atop his second-term domestic agenda, President George W. Bush courageously zeroed in on the two most important fiscal issues facing American families for at least a generation. The basic choice is whether to retain the formula Ronald Reagan advocated and pursued in office—combining a broad-based, low-rate income tax with a pay.

Some businesses pay housing expenses—the IRS calls them lodging expenses—for employees. Depending on the circumstances, certain housing and subsistence benefits can be taxable to the employee, and sometimes these benefits can be a deductible business expense for your company.Both federal income and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes, which includes Social Security and Medicare taxes, must be withheld.

Both wages and benefits are subject to withholding, except for tax-free fringe benefits, such as health insurance coverage. For supplemental wages, which is irregular income, such as commissions and.