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Social Security Wage Cap and Benefit Amounts Increase for 2023, Social Security Fact Sheet: 2023 Social Security Changes

For 2023, the Social Security wage cap will be $160,200, and social security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase by 8.7 percent. These changes reflect cost-of-living adjustments to account for inflation.

Wage Cap for Social Security Tax

The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax on wages is 7.65 percent each for the employee and the employer. FICA tax has two components:

For self-employed workers, the Self-Employment tax is 15.3 percent, consisting of:

OASDI tax applies only up to a wage base, which includes most wages and self-employment income up to the annual wage cap.

For 2023, the wage base is $160,200. Thus, OASDI tax applies only to the taxpayer’s first $160,200 in wages or net earnings from self-employment. Taxpayers do not pay any OASDI tax on earnings that exceed $160,200.

There is no wage cap for Medicare tax.

Maximum Social Security Tax for 2023

For workers who earn $160,200 or more in 2023:

Additional Medicare Tax

Higher-income workers may have to pay an Additional Medicare tax of 0.9 percent. This tax applies to wages and self-employment income that exceed:

The annual wage cap does not affect the Additional Medicare tax.

Benefit Increase for 2023

A cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will increase social security and SSI benefits for 2023 by 8.7 percent. The COLA is intended to ensure that inflation does not erode the purchasing power of these benefits.

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