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Payroll Instructions

Percentages for Calculating Payroll:

FICA (Social Security) - 6.2% up to the first $127,200 of Social Security taxable wages (2017)

Medicare - 1.45% with no limit to taxable wage base.  Wages paid in excess of $200,000 in 2017 will be subject to an extra 0.9% Medicare Tax that will only be withheld from employee wages.  Employer will not pay the extra tax.

Students may qualify for FICA/Medicare exemption.  See explanation regarding exemption on "Student FICA Guidelines".

TRS employee - 7.7% of gross salary
TRS match - 6.8% of gross salary

ORP Employee - 6.65% of gross salary
ORP match - 6.6% of gross salary for those participating 9/1/95 or later
                   8.5% of gross salary for those participating prior to 9/1/95

 

Payroll Deduction Explanations

W2 Box Instructions