2022 FICA Wage Base Announced

10.15.2021 | The Social Security Administration just announced the new FICA wage base for 2022.  The threshold will increase from $142,800 to $147,000 in 2022, an increase of 2.9%.

The OASDI rate of 6.2%, as well as the Medicare threshold and rates, will remain the same.  Meanwhile, the Social Security benefits will increase by 5.9% in 2022, the largest increase in over 30 years.

On January 1, 2022, payroll departments and payroll companies must begin using the new base to calculate FICA withholdings and gross-ups.  For more information, see the announcement.

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