Solved: Social Security and Medicare Wages not reflected/t...
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Level 1

Social Security and Medicare Wages not reflected/taxes not withheld

My wife's employer said that she was exempt from FICA taxes and neither didn't withhold Social Security and Medicare from her wages nor reflected those in W2. (while total wages and Federal income tax withholdings are reflected).

As we are definitely not exempt from the FICA taxes for 2019 (as we pass the substantial presence test being the third year on J1 visa AND we received a green card at the end of 2019), we need to pay that additional Social Security/Medicare on that part of her wages.

 

When I just manually add info to boxes 3 and 5 on her W2, Turbotax won't add Social Security/Medicare tax liability to the totals.

 

How should I reflect the liability and pay the tax, then?

Adding it as self-employment income is incorrect because those were wages.

The employer refuses to correct W-2

1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Expert Alumni

Social Security and Medicare Wages not reflected/taxes not withheld

This cannot be corrected through TurboTax.  

 

Your wife will need to discuss this with her employer on how to go forward.  Make sure that FICA is currently being withheld.

 

By law, employers who do not comply with the employment tax laws may be subject to criminal and civil sanctions for willfully failing to pay employment taxes. Please see the following links:

 

My employer did not withhold my FICA taxes

 

IRS Employer and Employee Responsibilities - FICA

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

View solution in original post

1 Reply
Highlighted
Expert Alumni

Social Security and Medicare Wages not reflected/taxes not withheld

This cannot be corrected through TurboTax.  

 

Your wife will need to discuss this with her employer on how to go forward.  Make sure that FICA is currently being withheld.

 

By law, employers who do not comply with the employment tax laws may be subject to criminal and civil sanctions for willfully failing to pay employment taxes. Please see the following links:

 

My employer did not withhold my FICA taxes

 

IRS Employer and Employee Responsibilities - FICA

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

View solution in original post

Privacy Settings