Everything You Need to Know About Payroll Deduction 2020

The employee, as well as the employer, needs to know everything about payroll deductions 2020. However, payroll deductions are the amount that is deducted by the employer from the employee’s payroll check or the gross pay. The deductions are basically of two kinds mandatory as well as voluntary.  Insurance pension, wages, taxes, child support payments all fall under payroll deductions. The mandatory deductions are set by the government and the employee has to pay it. All the employees need to bare the payroll deductions. The employer can withhold the deduction amount from the employee`s payroll.  The employer is responsible to hold the deduction from time to time. The net pay that the employees get is different from what the employee earns.


Major Changes In The W-4 In The Year 2020

After the tax cuts and jobs act in 2017, there were major changes in the income tax returns. Personal exemptions are no more there in the Form W-4 from the year 2017. Therefore, the IRS has a list of personal allowances the employee can claim. In the year 2020 from 31st May, the IRS withholding allowances are changing:


  • Average marginal  tax rates have reduced by 3%.
  • The IRS suggests a non-wage income that means this is not subject to withholdings.
  • The employee needs to give a report about interest income, rental income, dividend income and business income to the employer.
  • The government wants to know other forms of income, credits the employee has so that it becomes easy to calculate the withholdings. 


Why Is It Important To Check The Payroll Check?

It is the duty of the employee to go for a paycheck checkup. It is important for an employee to understand the deductions made in the paychecks by the employer. This not only helps to boost the employee’s income but the employee can save a lot of money by doing a paycheck checkup. The most important aspect to check this year is tax withholdings. The tax cuts in the job have changed therefore, the way taxes are calculated has also changed.


Federal Income Contribution Act Changes In The Year 2020 (FICA)

The FICA includes insurance as well as Medicare of the employee. FICA is a major part of the payroll process and it is a big part of government spending. The money that the employer withholds will be paid to the employee at the time of retirement. It is a retirement income of the employee it helps them in their retirement. FICA taxes are both for the employee as well as the employer. The government thereby puts these taxes into a separate fund and the payment occurs at the retirement age of the employee. Medicare too is important at the retirement age of an employee as well as the employer. 



Medicare taxes and other social security taxes and other federal taxes related to the income all come under mandatory taxes. However, these taxes are mandatory to pay by the employee. The employee has no consent in this as it is mandatory to pay. Moreover, voluntary deductions are those that are job-related to the expenses of the employee. Only after the consent of the employee, the employer can go for deducting voluntary deductions. The employee himself needs to opt for such deductions. Some health insurance and retirement plans and other expenses fall under the voluntary deductions.

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