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5 Payroll Tax Changes to Know in 2021

Dana Spinello, CPA
by Dana Spinello, CPA on February 24, 2021

tax changes 2021Numerous payroll changes are taking effect in 2021, and if they aren’t done correctly, they’ll be a big headache for your business. As a standard, an employee’s paycheck consists of federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare.

For 2021, Social Security payroll tax increased by $5,100 to $142,800 — increasing from $137,700 in 2020. In addition, a new W-4 is required for employees hired on or after January 1, 2021, and current employees who wish to change their withholding statuses.

We want to help ensure your business runs smoothly, which is why we’ve created this handy infographic with payroll tax changes you should know in 2021.



Dana Spinello, CPA
Dana Spinello, CPA

Dana is the Director of Tax & Unemployment at FrankCrum. Dana has been with FrankCrum since 2010 and oversees tax compliance and unemployment benefit administration. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2002. She first realized her aptitude with accounting when she chose to play with her mother’s adult learning accounting class material at age seven. When she’s not working, Dana enjoys traveling, true crime, and reading historical novels.