Enter your expected earnings for 2018 ($):
Social Security Taxes are based on employee wages. There are two components of social security taxes: OASDI and HI. OASDI (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) and HI (Medicare's Hospital Insurance) program. OASDI has been more commonly be known as Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). HI has more commonly known as Medicare. For 2017, the OASDI (FICA) tax rate is set at 6.2% of earnings with a cap at $127,200 (in 2018 this will be increasing to $128,400). The HI (Medicare) is rate is set at 1.45% and has no earnings cap. Employers must pay a matching amount for each tax component. Self employed persons must pay an amount equal to the sum of both the employeee and employer portions.