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2017 U.S. Payroll Tax: What You Need to Know

By Matthew Frankel on FoxBusiness.com
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Payroll taxes are withheld from employees’ paychecks in the U.S., and are matched by their employers, to fund the Social Security and Medicare programs. Also known as FICA taxes in the United States, the employer withholds a percentage of wages, which is calculated differently for the Social Security and Medicare portions of the tax.

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Your 2017 Tax Preparation Checklist

Tax season is officially upon us. Here’s a comprehensive list of the things you’ll need to file your upcoming return.

By Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd)
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With the April 18 tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, now’s the time to start going through your documents and getting your paperwork in order. You may be wondering: What do I need to file my tax return? One thing you should know is that regardless of whether you’re filing your own taxes or paying a tax preparer to do them for you, you’re still the one responsible for providing the necessary information to submit a return. Here’s a comprehensive list of the tax prep items you’ll need.

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