According to news reports, the 2% cut in the 6.2% Social Security payroll tax will run through the end of the year. For a family earning $50,000 a year, the cut saves them approximately $1,000 annually.
A two-month extension to the payroll tax cut, approved in December, was set to expire on March 1 unless Congress took action. (see “House Passes Two-Month Renewal of Payroll Tax Cut”).
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