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First Nations University implemented federal income tax changes for payroll deductions

First Nations University has reported that they will start implementing federal income tax changes for their employee payroll deductions. Those employees who work in Prince Albert and Saskatoon will be treated under new federal income tax changes in their next payroll. First Nations University official also told that all the employees from various campuses will go through provincial income tax deductions. New federal income tax will be validated for Regina campus of First Nations University to all other campuses.

New federal income tax changes will start working from January 1, 2013. Workers at Regina campus will continue to exempt from their federal income tax, reported the First Nations University officials. University put the exemption first time in 2003 and now officials have understood that it has been applied too widely. VP of finance, Mr. Juliano Tupone announced that changes will be implemented and they are not going to fight it.  Federal income tax will be based on new income tax brackets for First Nations University employees and new updates will be followed by the University. He added that they are working with the relevant parties to assist their employees as much as possible.

Mr. Tupone said that university administration wants to follow all the tax rules. Later on, a broadcasting company tried to contact the federal government about these updates but they declined to discuss about the issue. Further updates are expected this week once federal government comments about the new tax changes.


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Posted by Taxmaster - April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

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Federal income tax changes to your January paychecks

Obama administration and US congress have agreed to the 2013 federal income tax rates, but it may affect your January paychecks. The Washington leaders are busy in a talk about 2013 income tax negotiations, but still no final agreement has been reached. UC process the payroll payments to many employees early in January and you will continue with federal income tax rates of 2012 till President Barrack Obama and Congress reach a final agreement and implement new guidelines for 2013 federal income tax brackets.

The new tax rates will be published once IRS offers the official guidelines and organizations will need to upgrade their payroll structure accordingly. Federal income tax rates for 2013 will be published along with IRS publications and new payroll system will not make any adjustments after fully implementation of new tax rates. But it is important to know that January paychecks will reflect the two tax changes;

  1. The updated 2013 California income tax rates resulting from income passage of Governor Brown and sales tax initiatives for 2013, under proposition 30.
  2. QASDI social security of employee will be updated from current value of 4.2 percent to new value of 6.2 percent tax rate.

It means 25 percent federal income tax along with 38.3 percent Medicare payroll taxes and 13.3 percent social security are going to federal income tax in 2012.  For a middle-class tax filer, the average state income tax is 4.82 percent, which brings 43.12% to state and federal taxes.


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Posted by Taxmaster - February 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

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A half century of Federal income tax changes for individuals

Federal income tax changes for individuals are linked to the first five income quintiles over the last half century and there are many things to observe from it. First, we have noticed that everyone loves the income tax cutting. Most of the changes are tax cuts, which are mostly for the bottom 80% of the population based on income.

Key point to note is that tax cuts are always good news for top income earning groups, because they pay more from their earnings and federal income tax cuts pay more in return. In 2009 and 2010, the top 10 percent income earners paid roughly 70 percent of federal income tax, a major cause of income inequality in United States. Some tax cuts are more broad-based as compared to others, like major federal income tax cuts in 1964 and 2001. If we compare them to 1982 and 2003 tax cuts, the prior tax cuts were broad based.

Former President Bill Clinton raised federal income tax from 36 percent to 39.6 percent for top earning groups in 1993 and decreased the percentage of tax to be paid by lower earning groups. The economic growth, more job opportunities, substantial growth, recessive quarters and no empirical support also affected the federal income tax percentage. Currently a summary was published by New York Times Economix, in which there is a long detail of half century individual federal income tax changes.


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Posted by Taxmaster - January 30, 2013 at 11:13 pm

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