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Mnpops
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Employee share of SSI and Medicare

If I pay the employee share of SSI and Medicare deductions do I have to include that in the employee's income & W2?

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Vanessa A
Employee Tax Expert

Employee share of SSI and Medicare

Yes, this has to be reported as additional employee compensation and included in box 1 of their W2 

 

You will take this as a deduction when you deduct employee wages paid. 

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Vanessa A
Employee Tax Expert

Employee share of SSI and Medicare

Are you saying you didn't withhold it from their wages and you just paid it?

Mnpops
Level 1

Employee share of SSI and Medicare

Yes, that's correct.  I did not withhold it.  I'm just paying it.  I took that path based on publication 926 which says that the employer can pay the employee's share of social security and medicare taxes.  Unfortunately I can't find any information on how I report that.  Specifically, if that has to be reported as additional compensation to the employee and if I can include that in the payroll taxes deduction in my business expenses.

Vanessa A
Employee Tax Expert

Employee share of SSI and Medicare

Yes, this has to be reported as additional employee compensation and included in box 1 of their W2 

 

You will take this as a deduction when you deduct employee wages paid. 

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