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PAYROLL RELATED NEWS

Social Security and Medicare Withholding Rates

Tax rates and the social security wage base limit.

Social security and Medicare taxes have different rates and only the social security tax has a wage base limit. The wage base limit is the maximum wage subject to the tax for the year. Determine the amount of withholding for social security and Medicare taxes by multiplying each payment by the employee tax rate. There are no withholding allowances for social security and Medicare taxes.

For 2021, the social security tax rate remains at 6.2% for both the employer and employee (12.4% total). The social security wage base increases to $142,800.00, a 3.7% increase over 2020. The tax rate for Medicare is 1.45% for both for the employee and employer (2.9% total). There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax; all covered wages are subject to Medicare tax.

Additional Medicare Tax withholding. In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1.45%, you must withhold a 0.9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold.

2021 Standard Mileage Rate

The IRS announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2021, will be 56.0 cents per mile.

2021 OHIO MINIMUM WAGE

Ohio's minimum wage is $8.80 per hour for 2021. The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.40 per hour. The new minimum wage will apply to employers grossing over $323,000 in revenues per year.

OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION NOW OFFERS GROUP COVERAGE FOR START-UP COMPANIES

The Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has an incentive program entitled The Grow Ohio Incentive Program. Ohio employers who enroll for the incentive program will be able to receive one of the two premium discount options listed below:

1. The opportunity to join a group-experience-rating program and receive a maximum workers’ compensation (53%) premium discount throughout the year (effective on their first day of coverage).

2. An automatic 25% discount on their workers’ compensation premiums.
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QUALIFIED PLANS

  2020 2021
Maximum elective deferral to retirement plans (e. g., 401(k), 403(B)) $19,500 $19,500
Maximum elective deferral to Simple IRAs $13,500 $13,500
Maximum elective deferral to 457 plans or exempt employers $19,500 $19,500
Catch-up Contribution Limits*
401(k), 403(B) , SARSEP and 457 plans $6,500 $6,500
SIMPLE plans $3,000 $3,000

*Individuals who will be at least age 50 by the end of the year can make catch-up contributions

HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (HSA'S)

  2020 2021
Single maximum limit $3,550 $3,600
Family maximum limit $7,100 $7,200
Catch-up Contribution Limits**
Simgle Plans $1,000 $1,000
Family Plans $1,000 $1,000

**Individuals who will be at least age 55 by the end of the year can make catch-up contributions