Posted on: 4 April 2018
As an employer, one of your new responsibilities is the collection, remittance, and proper accounting for payroll taxes. What, exactly, are payroll taxes? And what do they mean for the employer? Here's a brief guide to get you up to speed.
The Basic Payroll Taxes
There are two basic forms of payroll taxes that are mandated by federal law. These are contributions to fund Social Security and Medicare, and they usually show up on employee paychecks as FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) and MEDFICA.