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5 Payroll Tax Changes to Know in 2019

Dana Spinello, CPA
by Dana Spinello, CPA on February 12, 2019

FrankCrum_Resourcethumb_payrollchangesPayroll taxes are one of the most complicated parts of paying employees, and one of the easiest areas to make a mistake. As a standard, an employee’s paycheck consists of federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare. If an employer conducts business in a state with state income tax withholding, he or she will need to withhold state income tax as well.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, brings additional changes for payroll taxes, like an increase in the standard deduction and exclusions of personal and dependent exemptions.

Some of the questions employers often have about payroll taxes include the following:

  • How do I remit and file payroll taxes?
  • Who pays what?
  • How much should be deducted from an employee’s pay?
  • How much is payroll tax for the employer and employee?
  • Can someone else handle payroll taxes for me?


For answers to these frequently asked payroll tax questions and more, take a look at our free infographic.

 Payroll Tax Changes 2020

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.