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Free income tax preparation Publication 15-A - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 15-A, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Free income tax preparation irs. Free income tax preparation gov/pub15a. Free income tax preparation What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Free income tax preparation  The social security tax rate is 6. Free income tax preparation 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Free income tax preparation The social security wage base limit is $117,000. Free income tax preparation The Medicare tax rate is 1. Free income tax preparation 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Free income tax preparation There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. 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Free income tax preparation B. Free income tax preparation 201, available at www. Free income tax preparation irs. Free income tax preparation gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. Free income tax preparation html. Free income tax preparation Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refunds or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. Free income tax preparation Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. Free income tax preparation R. Free income tax preparation B. Free income tax preparation 432, is available at www. Free income tax preparation irs. Free income tax preparation gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. Free income tax preparation html. Free income tax preparation Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Free income tax preparation . Free income tax preparation  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. 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