Railroad Retirement and Unemployment Insurance Taxes in 2013

The amounts of compensation subject to railroad retirement tier I and tier II payroll taxes will increase in 2013. The tier I tax rates will remain the same on railroad employers, while railroad employees will see their effective tier I rate increase from 5.65 percent to 7.65 percent. The tier II tax rate on both employers and employees will increase by 0.5 percent. Also, railroad unemployment insurance tax rates paid by employers will not include a surcharge in 2013.

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