Employee, Employer Withholding Tax Support For 2018 - 2019

Tax Withholding Tables
2018 - 2019

You can use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Employer's Tax Guide, Publication 15 to see what's new in the withholding tables. This publication includes the. 2011 Percentage Method Tables and Wage Bracket Tables for Income Tax Withholding.

For additional support, the IRS Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide, Publication 15-A offers an additional guide to federal tax withholding tables, and employer support for employee paycheck tax withholding and online income tax preparation support.

Three types of withholding tax are imposed at various levels in the United States:

Federal Income Tax Withholding Tables

The updated 2018 IRS withholding tables .pdf allow taxpayers quick access to these figures

Important: You should only use the information below for your 2018 Tax Return filed in 2019.

Tax Rate Single Married/Joint & Widow(er) Married/Separate Head of Household
10% $1 to $9,525 $1 to $19,050 $1 to $9,525 $1 to $13,600
12% $9,526 to $38,700 $19,051 to $77,400 $9,526 to $38,700 $13,601 to $51,800
22% $38,701 to $82,500 $77,401 to $165,000 $38,701 to $82,500 $51,801 to $82,500
24% $82,501 to $157,500 $165,001 to $315,000 $82,501 to $157,500 $82,501 to $157,500
32% $157,501 to $200,000 $315,001 to $400,000 $157,501 to $200,000 $157,500 to $200,000
35% $200,001 to $500,000 $400,001 to $600,000 $200,001 to $300,000 $200,001 to $500,000
37% over $500,000 over $600,000 over $300,000 over $500,000

Calculators

Calculate Income Taxes TurboTax

TurboTax Online Tax Preparation

Calculate Income Taxes H&R Block

HR Block Online Tax Preparation

Additional (Employee) Federal Payroll Taxes

Source for Tax Assessment Maximum Earnings Tax Rate
FICA $118,500.00 6.20%
Medicare Unlimited 1.45%
Additional Medicare Amounts over $200,000.00 0.90%

Additional (Employer) Federal Payroll Taxes

Source for Tax Assessment Maximum Earnings Tax Rate
FICA $118,500.00 6.20%
Medicare Unlimited 1.45%
FUTA $7,000.00 0.60%

What Your Withholdings Are Used For:

Income Tax Withholding tax on wages includes 3 different tax funds, Income Tax, Social Security Tax and Medicare Tax. Some municipalities may include state taxes. Income tax wage withholding is based on income earned and wages paid.

Social Security Tax Withholding is a social insurance tax program that is primarily funded through payroll taxes called Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax (FICA).

Tax deposits are formally entrusted to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, or the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.

Social Security tax withholding terminates when payments from one employer exceed the maximum wage base during the year. The amount of taxes that need to be withheld is based on the amount of payment subject to taxation.

Medicare Tax Withholding is the amount of taxes withheld by employers from your paycheck to help cover the cost of running the Medicare insurance program.

Your employer is required to collect this tax from your paychecks and send it to the Internal Revenue Service quarterly. The IRS then puts it into a government trust fund. You can use this calculator to Calculate Your Income Taxes online for free.

The total FICA tax percentage is 7.65 percent. Of that, 1.45 percent represents your contribution to Medicare, the balance is used for the Social Security program. In addition, employers pay the same amount for Social Security and Medicare.