Wage base limits

A taxable wage base limit is the amount of wages that are subject to taxes in a given time period. Once an employee has hit the wage base limit for a tax, the employee and/or employer are no longer responsible for paying that specific tax in the current year.

These common payroll taxes have annual wage base limits per employee:

We'll stop applying a tax for an employee in payroll once the year-to-date wages hit the wage base limit.

At the start of the next year, we'll reset the year-to-date amount so that the tax is applied again until the annual wage base limit is met.