The wage base limit is the maximum wage that is subject to Social Security tax for that year. In 2023, the Social Security Wage base was $160,200 and is increasing to $168,600 for 2024. The Social Security Tax Rate is unchanged at 6.2% for the Employee Share and 6.2% for the Employer Share.

Medicare is also unchanged, at 1.45%, with no wage base cap, and an additional 0.9% on all taxable wages over $200,000.

Most payroll software makes these wage-based updates automatically, so please ensure your software is up to date!  If you have any questions, please reach out to your BMSS professional or a member of the Client Accounting Solutions team at (833) CPA-BMSS.

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