5 Payroll Tax Changes to Know in 2019

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Feb 12, 2019 1:00:00 PM
Dana Spinello, CPA

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.

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Topics: Payroll

Dana Spinello, CPA

Written by Dana Spinello, CPA

Dana is the Senior Tax Manager at FrankCrum. Dana has been with FrankCrum since 2010 and oversees tax compliance, payroll tax administration and employment benefit tax planning. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2002. When she’s not working, Dana enjoys traveling and reading historical novels.

Payroll Tax Changes 2019