TN 8 (11-93)
RS 01401.020 Wages for Social Security Purposes and Federal Income Tax Withholding Purposes
The Social Security Amendments of 1983 (P.L. 98-21) provide that an exclusion from “wages” for income tax withholding purposes does not require a similar exclusion from wages for social security purposes.
For social security purposes, the wage status of any payment will be determined based upon the provisions of section 209 of the Act, without regard to the income tax status of the payment.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines what payments are subject to Federal income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes.
SSA determines when and what amount of wages must be credited to the earnings record.
Refer all questions concerning the payment, refund or computation of Social Security taxes to the IRS.