What is Payroll Tax? - Definition & Example


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What are payroll taxes?

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1. Which is an example of a payroll tax?

2. What percent of the Medicare and social security does an employer pay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet combination, you will be tested on the subject of the payroll tax. It's important to know how it's paid and provide examples of payroll taxes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be examined more specifically on:

  • Properties of payroll taxes
  • Properties of federal income taxes
  • Examples of payroll tax
  • Define payroll taxes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on payroll tax
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about taxation in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of the examples of payroll taxes and investigate how employers pay taxes

Additional Learning

If you have an interest in learning more about payroll taxes, take a look at our lesson titled, What is Payroll Tax? - Definition & Example. You will learn more about the following with this lesson:

  • Federal income tax
  • Social security and medicare tax
  • Additional medicare tax
  • State income tax
  • Local tax