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Federal Withholding Information

Federal Regular Withholding Formula here.

Federal Supplemental Withholding Formula here.

Personal exemption - $4,150 for 2018

Social Security (Old age, survivors, and disability insurance):
6.2% on $128,400 for 2018(employee & employer)
12.4% on $128,400 in 2018 for self employed

Medicare basic hospital insurance
1.45% on all wages (employee & employer)

Additional 0.9% Medicare tax on wages in excess of $200,000.
2.9% on net earnings (self employed)

FUTA wage base and rates
Effective June 30, 2011, 6.0% less credit for contributions to state funds up to 5.4% on $7,000 (employer). Prior to June 30, 2011, 6.2% less credit for contributions to state funds up to 5.4% on $7,000 (employer). If you are entitled to the maximum 5.4% credit, the FUTA tax rate after credit is 0.8% (0.6% after June 30, 2011). Certain states have lost part or all of this credit. Employers in those states need to check with their labor department to determine the current allowed credit for the state in question.


Contribution limit is $18,500 for 2018, those age 50 and over can contribute up to $24,500.

Minimum Wage
Hourly minimum rate is $7.25 effective 7/24/09. is a free online resource featuring a compilation of research, collaboration and web tools for use by payroll professionals and more including payroll articles, state payroll and tax links and state payroll information.

TAX TIDBIT ...To correctly calculate withholding near wage base limits, enter your Gross Salary Year-to-date. It's important for an accurate calculation and is usually found on your last pay stub.