Wage Tax

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Wage Tax

1. Any tax deducted from one's paycheck automatically. Most income taxes for employees come from wage taxes. See also: FICA.

2. A local tax on one's wage or salary directly. For example, a township may elect to take $50 from every $1,500 one makes in wages or salary in that township.
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