# How Do I Calculate Payroll Taxes?

## How do I calculate employer payroll taxes?

To determine each employee’s FICA tax liability, you must multiply their gross wages by 7.65%, as seen below.

These are the amounts you withhold from employee wages and send to the IRS.

Now, onto calculating payroll taxes for employers..

## Which is an example of a payroll tax?

There are four basic types of payroll taxes: federal income, Social Security, Medicare, and federal unemployment. Employees must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes through payroll deductions, and most employers also deduct federal income tax payments.

## How do I calculate the percentage of taxes taken out of my paycheck?

To establish the total percentage of taxes withheld for all employees, add the taxes taken out of each individual employee’s check and total the result. Determine the amount of gross wages paid during the pay period and divide the total amount of taxes withheld by the result.

## What is the formula for calculating payroll?

To determine a salaried worker’s pay per pay period, divide the annual salary into the total yearly pay periods. For instance, say she earns \$64,000, paid semimonthly. Calculation: \$64,000 / 24 semimonthly pay periods = \$2,666.67 (semimonthly salary).

## What is the difference between income and payroll taxes?

Payroll tax consists of Social Security and Medicare taxes, otherwise known as Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax. … Income tax is made up of federal, state, and local income taxes. Unless exempt, every employee pays federal income tax.

## What payroll taxes are the employee’s responsibility?

You must withhold 6.2% from employee wages for the employee’s portion. As an employer, you must also contribute 6.2% for Social Security tax. Employers must follow a Social Security wage base.