Re: job market Q4 2009

Subject: Re: job market Q4 2009
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:51:16 -0800

Social Security and Medicare are payroll taxes. SE is an income tax
that Congress came up with to get the same money out of people who
aren't on a payroll.

"Self-employment tax (SE tax) is a social security and Medicare tax
primarily for individuals who work for themselves. It is similar to
the social security and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of most
wage earners.",,id=98846,00.html

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 8:49 PM, <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> Aren't you also paying SS and Medicare? You should be.
> Scott
> On 12/22/09 7:04 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>> On 1099 income you pay 15.3% self-employment tax but on W-2 income you
>> pay half that in Social Security and Medicare (your employer picks up
>> the other half). So 1099 rates only have to be 8% higher to make up
>> the difference.
>> Also, you pay SE tax only on net income. If you have expenses, that
>> lowers the tax. Can't do that with W-2. So even the same rate on 1099
>> could lead to a lower tax bill.
>> On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Keith Hood<klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>  wrote:
>>> Generally I won't touch a 1099 job unless the pay rate is at least 15% higher than the W2 rate. The self-employment taxes can really eat your lunch come April.

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