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W-2 Wage and Tax Statement
Learn how to decipher your W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, and find answers to a variety of question related to withholding.
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Every employee is required to complete two Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificates, one for the federal government and one for state and local governments. The marital status and number of allowances you claim on these certificates determines the amount of taxes that are withheld from your pay.
Most employees and employers each pay up to 7.65% of covered wages for social security and Medicare taxes. Together these taxes comprise FICA, which stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.