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Social Security Tax

Old Nov 7th 2002, 2:40 am
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Collin
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Hi,

I' m a new H1b worker and noticed that Social Security gets cut
from the pay statement (almost 6%). Is this compulsory?... Since we
don't receive any benefits?

Thanks
 
Old Nov 7th 2002, 1:29 pm
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Collin wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I' m a new H1b worker and noticed that Social Security gets cut
    > from the pay statement (almost 6%). Is this compulsory?... Since we
    > don't receive any benefits?

Yes
 
Old Nov 8th 2002, 5:17 pm
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Originally posted by L D Jones
Collin wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I' m a new H1b worker and noticed that Social Security gets cut
    > from the pay statement (almost 6%). Is this compulsory?... Since we
    > don't receive any benefits?

Yes
The same thing happens to immigrants to the UK - you pay national insurance along with your income tax but you cannot obtain job seekers allowance or income support...
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Old Nov 9th 2002, 12:04 am
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is this really true? My Boyfriend is here on L1, and he doesn't pay social security taxes and medicare taxes (or however it is called). Is this wrong?
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Old Nov 9th 2002, 4:42 pm
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Ivonne wrote:
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    > is this really true? My Boyfriend is here on L1, and he doesn't pay
    > social security taxes and medicare taxes (or however it is called). Is
    > this wrong?

He should absolutely be paying them, unless he is being paid from abroad
and is paying a "similar" tax AND it's in a tax agreement between the
two countries.
 
Old Nov 11th 2002, 5:28 pm
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Stuart,

his german Parentcompany pays his social security taxes (called medical insurance, retirement insurance, unemployment insurance and nursing care insurance) in Germany. But he gets his payment form the Us company. So I assume, that it is ok, he doesn't pay social security taxes her, since I think, there is a tax agreement and the taxes for social security in Germany are also much higher.
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