Employers considering President Trump's plan to allow deferred payment of payroll taxes face a series of costs, uncertainties and headaches. The president wants employers to stop collecting the 6.2% levy that is the employee share of Social Security taxes for many workers, starting September 1 and going through the end of the year. The president's plan doesn't change how much tax employees and employers actually owe. Only Congress can do that.
In a recent article by The Wall Street Journal, David Fuller, a tax lawyer at McDermott in Washington, DC, said, "We're looking at a crystal ball not knowing what we're going to see."
Originally published August 12, 2020.
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