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Question added to topic MoneySeptember 12, 2007

Do commissions from a sale get included in payroll taxes?

One of our employees works for commission. When I put them through as a payroll item, taxes are withdrawn and I have to pay twice as much on Social Security and Medicare.
Yes -- if it is for an employee, then taxes need to be withheld on ANY compensation.
Pam Newman is a Certified Management Accountant, author and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor for Financial and Point-of-Sale software. She is also president of RPPC, Inc., which provides customized business development services.

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