The IRS released some new questions and answers information regarding paid sick, medical, and family leave.  Please see the link below for this information.

One important update we want to point out is covered in Question 6 in the link. Employees’ checks should have FICA and Medicare withholding. Employers should match the Medicare that they withhold from the employees’ checks and will get credit later for this when the Form 941 is filed. No Employer’s share of FICA is due on these wages.

 

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