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2007 Social Security Medicare Tax Withholding

For 2007, the maximum limit on earnings for withholding in the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability (OASDI) portion of the Social Security tax increases from $94,200 to $97,500. This is a $3,300 increase from the 2006 limit. The Social Security tax rate remains at 6.2 percent, resulting in a maximum Social Security tax of $6,045. This is a $204.60 increase from the 2006 limit of $5,840.40. There is still no limit on the amount of earnings subject to the Medicare portion of the tax rate. The Medicare tax rate applies to all taxable wages, and remains at 1.45 percent. The Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) tax rate, which is the combined Social Security tax rate of 6.2 percent and the Medicare tax rate of 1.45 percent, remains at 7.65 percent for 2007.

The information in the following table is effective January 1, 2007.

Limit From 2006 To 2007
Social Security Gross $94,200.00 $97,500.00
Social Security Liability $5,840.40 $6,045.00
Medicare Gross No Limit No Limit
Medicare Liability No Limit No Limit

— Payroll,
Finance, 10-26-06