IRS Announcement: 2019 Qualified Pension Plan Limits

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced cost-of-living and statutory dollar limitation for qualified pension plans for 2019.  Some of the changes are listed below.

Social Security Facts

The combined tax rate for Social Security and Medicare for an employee is 7.65%.  The Social Security portion (OASDI) is 6.20% on earnings up to the applicable taxable maximum amount.

The Medicare portion (HI) is 1.45% on all earnings.  There is an additional 0.9% Medicare tax on all earnings above certain threshold amounts ($250,000 in wages for married filing jointly and $200,000 for single taxpayers). These thresholds are not indexed for inflation. For a married couple, filing a joint return, the additional 0.9% tax is on the combined earnings of the employee and the employee’s spouse.

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