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Ask A CPA - Medicare Tax Additional

Is An Employer Liable For Additional Medicare Tax Even If It Does Not Withhold It From An Employee’S Wages?

An employer that does not deduct and withhold Additional Medicare Tax as required is liable for the tax unless the tax that it failed to withhold from the employee’s wages is paid by the employee. Even if not liable for the tax, an employer that does not meet its withholding, deposit, reporting, and payment responsibilities for Additional Medicare Tax may be subject to all applicable penalties.

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