IRS Issues Guidance on Deferral of Employee Social Security Taxes

On August 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-65 (the “Notice”) to provide guidance on implementing the employee payroll tax deferral contained in President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum of August 8, 2020. The Notice authorizes, but does not require, employers to defer withholding and payment of the 6.2% employee-paid Social Security tax on wages … Continued