Tax Forms and Information
To: All Employees
From: Tracey McEachern, Assistant Director, Human Resource Services
Subject: Summary of Tax Withholdings Requirements for 2013
Social Security Tax
The Social Security wage base limit will increase to $113,700 for 2013. The temporary reduction in Social Security payroll tax rate (4.2%) for employees expired December 31, 2012.
The Social Security tax rate for employees will be reinstated to 6.2% effective January 1, 2013. The maximum social security withholding tax employees will pay in 2013 is $7,049.40.
Medicare tax rate remains 1.45% with no wage base limit.
New Additional Medicare Tax
Effective January 1, 2013, employees receiving income in excess of $200,000 will be subject to an additional Medicare Tax of 0.9%.
As a result wages in excess of $200,000 will be tax at 2.35% (1.45%+0.9%).
Federal Income Tax
The Federal income tax withholding rates have changed effective January 3, 2013.
Federal tax tables for Non Resident Alien employees increased slightly.
The flat rate for withholding on supplemental wage payments up to and including $1 million will be 25%
NYS Income Tax
The New York State withholding tax tables have been revised for 2013.
The flat rate for withholding on supplemental wage payments will b e 9.62%.
If you have questions regarding this information you may contact: