IRS Issues Final Regs On The Medicare Surtax For Investment Income And On The Additional Medicare Tax

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Stock compensation can cause you to pay these extra Medicare taxes by pushing your yearly income above the thresholds that trigger them. For example, the income from a stock option exercise or the vesting of restricted stock units could be subject to the Additional Medicare Tax while also causing your investment income in the same year to be subject to the Medicare surtax. The income thresholds triggering the Medicare surtax and the Additional Medicare Tax are unusual because they are not indexed for inflation. The amounts set for 2013 will remain for future years unless Congress changes them.

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Department of Human Services not send notification or summaries  to Providers of the dementia supplement and the amount for specific clients, especially if it’s given pro rata.  This complicates monthly statements required for client currently under CDC packages.

Employer Obligations for Additional Medicare Tax

To comply with the Additional Medicare Tax requirement, employers must withhold the 0.9 percent Additional Medicare Tax from wages it pays to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year, without regard to the employee’s filing status, wages paid by another employer or income from self-employment.  Thus, generally the employer need not obtain additional information from the employee regarding the employee’s expected actual liability to withhold amounts due under the Additional Medicare Tax.  Note that the withholding obligation exists even if an employee is not ultimately liable for the Additional Medicare Tax (e.g., if an employee’s wages together with those of his or her spouse do not exceed the $250,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly).  On the other hand, an employer is not required to withhold the Additional Medicare Tax so long as the employee’s wages do not exceed $200,000, even if the employer has reason to believe the employee will be liable for the Additional Medicare Tax (e.g., if an employee and his or her spouse each earn $150,000).  Employers are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which the employer pays wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee.

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Washington’s inaction and obsessive focus on a dwindling- and frankly irrelevant- deficit has prolonged the pain for the unemployed. The Fed’s efforts to stimulate growth through quanitative easing is simply of limited utility. A major stimulus package is out of reach at this time given the knuckleheads Americans have elected to Congress. The GOP and corporatist Democrats (those paying homage to the President’s ill-fated Simpson-Bowles commission) have bouth into the incredibly effective propaganda campaign which links economic growth to cuts in spending and reductions in the deficit. That story line is spun as Gospel by the GOP, many Democrats and all but liberal cable media pundits where most Americans turn for information.

News Article/SURS Helping Members With Medicare Advantage Questions

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FTC, HHS Office of Inspector General, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Workshop on Issues Related to Accountable Care Organizations

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