The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows taxpayers to defer paying the employer portion of certain payroll taxes through the end of 2020, with all 2020 deferred amounts due in two equal installments, one at the end of 2021, the other at the end of 2022. Payroll taxes that can be deferred include the employer portion of FICA taxes, the employer and employee representative portion of Railroad Retirement taxes (that are attributable to the employer FICA rate), and half of SECA tax liability.
Employers, both businesses and non-profits, are eligible to defer their payroll taxes, unless they receive a loan under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program. More information about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program is available here.
DEFFERED PAYMENT TIMETABLE
Employers may defer payroll taxes through the end of 2020. The first 50 percent of the deferred amount must be paid before December 31, 2021 and the second 50 percent of the deferred amount must be paid before December 31, 2022.
For more information, please check the IRS’s website at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus. Please speak to your tax advisor.
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The full 880-page CARES Act document can be found here.
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Last Updated: March 30, 2020