Can employees request additional Medicare tax withholding?

It is possible that no additional Medicare tax will be withheld from employees who are liable for the additional Medicare tax.  This could occur if the combined earnings of a married couple filing a joint tax return exceed $250,000 but neither spouse's wages are more than $200,000 or if an individual has two jobs and neither job pays wages in excess of the threshold.

Employees who anticipate additional Medicare tax liability cannot request that you withhold additional amounts specifically for the tax.  However, employees can use Form W-4 to request additional income tax withholding sufficient to cover their liability for the additional Medicare tax.

If you have questions regarding the additional Medicare tax and how it will affect you, your business or employees, please contact us at 616.453.6000.

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