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Social Security and Medicare Deductions

I am a conscientious objector of Social Security (I signed paperwork to opt out). My new employer has been taking Social Security and Medicare out of my first two paychecks, even though I have told them twice that I am exempt. Is there anything that can be done to recover those funds. My employer claims that there isn't, and it just doesn't seem right to me. Thank you for your guidance on this!

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Best answer May 14, 2020

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Social Security and Medicare Deductions

Thank you for reaching out here in the Community, @jimmahb.

 

You may want to check with your employer to review the W4 information entered into the software. Thus, the FICA taxes and other taxes will base on the information entered.

 

You'll have to contact your employer for a refund if Social Security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes.

 

If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement.

 

For more information, feel free to check out this IRS article: Social Security Tax / Medicare Tax and Self-Employment.

 

Keep in touch if you need any more assistance with this, or there's something else I can do for you. I've got your back. Have a good day and keep safe.

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QuickBooks Team

Social Security and Medicare Deductions

Thank you for reaching out here in the Community, @jimmahb.

 

You may want to check with your employer to review the W4 information entered into the software. Thus, the FICA taxes and other taxes will base on the information entered.

 

You'll have to contact your employer for a refund if Social Security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes.

 

If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement.

 

For more information, feel free to check out this IRS article: Social Security Tax / Medicare Tax and Self-Employment.

 

Keep in touch if you need any more assistance with this, or there's something else I can do for you. I've got your back. Have a good day and keep safe.

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