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Ask the Experts: Legal Names Versus Married Names on Social Security Cards | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Question: For Form I-9 purposes, can we accept a new employee’s Social Security card that shows a maiden name rather than her married name? Answer: The quick answer is yes. The Social Security card has the individual’s legal name. She must complete the Form W-4 and Form I-9 with her legal name (as listed on … Continued

SSA Announces Higher Incomes Subject to Payroll Tax in 2017 | Ohio Benefit Advisors

On October 18, 2016, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the maximum amount of earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase in 2017 to $127,200. This adjustment is effective as of January 1, 2017 and equates an $8,700 increase from the maximum for years 2015 and 2016, which was $118,500. … Continued

Obama to Propose Cuts to Social Security

The proposed budget calls for reductions in Social Security growth and benefit programs.

Benefits at the edge of the fiscal cliff – 4 areas to watch

Morganthaler and Wimer’s report outlines four benefit and payroll areas that should be top of mind


The maximum amount of income subject to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax will rise.

Working after age 62?

Social Security retirement benefits may begin at age 62…