Excess Social Security Tax Withheld

Excess Social Security Tax Withheld

If a taxpayer worked for more than one employer during the calendar year and more than a specified amount of social security tax is withheld, the excess of the amount withheld over that amount is treated as a tax payment and decreases the amount that would otherwise be owed or increases the amount that would otherwise be refunded. See our Social Security Wages and Earnings Base rate table for the figure for the current year.
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