Social Security and Medicare Tax for 2013
For 2013, the Social Security tax reverts to its normal rate of 6.2% of wages (employee-paid), 6.2% (employer-paid).
The temporary reduction in the Social Security tax rate expired at the end of 2012. This tax incentive was not renewed as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
Previously, the employee tax rate for social security was 4.2%. The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%.
The Medicare tax rate is 1.45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012.
The Office of Human Resources is committed to facilitating the accomplishment of Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s mission by providing services in the areas of human resources including: employee benefits, salary administration, worker’s compensation, human resource development and leadership development, confidential personnel recordkeeping, equal opportunity employment and effective employee relations. We will continually search for and implement better and more efficient ways to provide these services — all of which promote the security and well being of the University’s most valuable resource – our students, faculty and staff.
The Office of Human Resources strives to ensure compliance with University and Board policies and procedures, and federal and state employment and benefit laws. We also recognize and support the rich diversity of students, employees, visitors and local community by being sensitive and culturally aware.
The Office of Human Resources is committed to the core values of:
- honesty and integrity;
- customer-focused service;
- innovation and creativity;
- open and effective communications;
- accurate, timely and reliable information; and