topic 1st yr paying AMT. Tax summary 'other tax' of $156, (form 8959 Medicare tax). My employer already withheld the extra 0.9% medicare tax on income &amp;gt;$200K. Double charge?! in Get your taxes done using TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/1st-yr-paying-amt-tax-summary-other-tax-of-156-form-8959-medicare-tax-my-employer-already-withheld/01/284713#M120694 <P>It's my first time paying AMT (due to receiving a chunk of backpay early in 2017). &nbsp;</P><P>I noticed that on the Tax Summary, turbotax has added "other taxes" of $156. After a LOT of searching, I found that most of this amount is equal to 0.9% x my income that is above $200,000. &nbsp;</P><P>This is the Additional Medicare Tax that applies to wages/income &gt;$200K for single filer.&nbsp;</P><P>The problem is that my w2 form shows that my employer has already withheld the additional amount of medicare tax. &nbsp;My employer withheld 1.45%x$200,000 PLUS 2.35%x ($217,333-$200,000) or $3307, from my paychecks.</P><P>It looks like turbotax is making me pay the extra 0.9% TWICE! &nbsp;</P><P> <BR /> </P><P>If I already paid it (through withholding on my paychecks) why would I have to pay it again?</P><P>Is this an error in turbotax?</P><P> <BR /> </P><P>Please advise...</P> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:31:20 GMT confused-in-OR 2019-06-03T17:31:20Z 1st yr paying AMT. Tax summary 'other tax' of $156, (form 8959 Medicare tax). My employer already withheld the extra 0.9% medicare tax on income &gt;$200K. Double charge?! https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/1st-yr-paying-amt-tax-summary-other-tax-of-156-form-8959-medicare-tax-my-employer-already-withheld/01/284713#M120694 <P>It's my first time paying AMT (due to receiving a chunk of backpay early in 2017). &nbsp;</P><P>I noticed that on the Tax Summary, turbotax has added "other taxes" of $156. After a LOT of searching, I found that most of this amount is equal to 0.9% x my income that is above $200,000. &nbsp;</P><P>This is the Additional Medicare Tax that applies to wages/income &gt;$200K for single filer.&nbsp;</P><P>The problem is that my w2 form shows that my employer has already withheld the additional amount of medicare tax. &nbsp;My employer withheld 1.45%x$200,000 PLUS 2.35%x ($217,333-$200,000) or $3307, from my paychecks.</P><P>It looks like turbotax is making me pay the extra 0.9% TWICE! &nbsp;</P><P> <BR /> </P><P>If I already paid it (through withholding on my paychecks) why would I have to pay it again?</P><P>Is this an error in turbotax?</P><P> <BR /> </P><P>Please advise...</P> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:31:20 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/1st-yr-paying-amt-tax-summary-other-tax-of-156-form-8959-medicare-tax-my-employer-already-withheld/01/284713#M120694 confused-in-OR 2019-06-03T17:31:20Z No, it is not.  The implementation of Form 8959 is confus... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/no-it-is-not-the-implementation-of-form-8959-is-confus/01/284719#M120696 <P>No, it is not.&nbsp; The implementation of Form 8959 is confusing.&nbsp; The amount of additional Medicare tax that is due is shown on Line 62 of Form 1040.&nbsp; However, the amount of additional Medicare tax that was withheld is included with normal wage withholding on Line 64 of Form 1040.&nbsp; In essence, Line 62 shows how much more you owe; Line 64 includes how much extra you paid.</P><P>Print Form 8959 to see how the reconciliation works (Part V).&nbsp; This has nothing to do with AMT.<BR /></P> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:31:21 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/no-it-is-not-the-implementation-of-form-8959-is-confus/01/284719#M120696 Zbucklyo 2019-06-03T17:31:21Z Aha!! Thank you!  I see now that the extra amount was add... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/aha-thank-you-i-see-now-that-the-extra-amount-was-add/01/284724#M120699 Aha!! Thank you!&nbsp;&nbsp;I see now that the extra amount was added to my federal tax withheld on line 64. Thank you for the explanation of this confusing topic. <BR /><BR /><span class="lia-unicode-emoji" title=":slightly_smiling_face:">🙂</span> Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:31:23 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/aha-thank-you-i-see-now-that-the-extra-amount-was-add/01/284724#M120699 confused-in-OR 2019-06-03T17:31:23Z
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<P>No, it is not.&nbsp; The implementation of Form 8959 is confusing.&nbsp; The amount of additional Medicare tax that is due is shown on Line 62 of Form 1040.&nbsp; However, the amount of additional Medicare tax that was withheld is included with normal wage withholding on Line 64 of Form 1040.&nbsp; In essence, Line 62 shows how much more you owe; Line 64 includes how much extra you paid.</P><P>Print Form 8959 to see how the reconciliation works (Part V).&nbsp; This has nothing to do with AMT.<BR /></P>
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