Skip to content

Social Security tax deadline is only days away, don’t miss it or you could lose $1000s

A very important deadline is quickly approaching for Social Security recipients, and if it’s missed there could be major penalties.

Some Americans who were self employed decided to defer their Social Security tax and pay half of it by Jan. 3, 2022.

The second half is due Jan. 3, 2023.

Related: When will I get my tax refund in 2022 and how much will it be?


Employers and those who were self employed could choose to delay paying their share of Social Security taxes.

This was to help provide financial relief to Americans during COVID-19.

This relief was temporary and while it helped to provide relief during the pandemic, it still needs to get paid.

Related: 5 ways you could claim as much as $14,300 in stimulus cash in 2022


Every month employers take 6.2% of their employees wages and 6.2% of their own funds to pay 12.4% total in Social Security taxes.

Some Americans were sent a reminder and others were not, but the deadline still stands.

Missing that deadline could cost 10% of the deferred amount, then 15% after ten more days.

Related: Where’s my refund? IRS says tax return payments from 2020 will still need to be processed in 2022


How do I pay my deferred taxes?

You may make payments through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or with any other form of payment.

The payments need to be made separately from other payments to the IRS so they don’t get confused or mixed up with other payments.

Direct Pay is an option for individual taxpayers, available on IRS.gov.



Categories: News

Top