More than ever, as rising inflation chips away at disposable income, a pay raise can help plug the gap. The 2023 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is 8.7%. When times are tough, some extra dollars can remind employees that management has not forgotten them.
Employers generally must withhold income tax from employees' wages. To figure out how much tax to withhold, you need to use the employee's Form W-4, the appropriate method and the appropriate withholding table described in Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods. You'll deposit your withholdings based on your business and the amount you withhold.