Payroll Tax Cut

Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax Cut Fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest. The House and Senate plan to vote Friday on the $143 billion package, which features two of President Barack Obama’s chief ingredients for strengt…
Capitol Hill Weighs GOP Payroll Tax Gambit
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to weigh a proposal by GOP leaders to extend the 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year and add the approximately $100 billion cost to the nation’s $15 trillion-plus debt instead of scroungin…
Payroll Tax RollerCoaster Hassle For Employers, Self-employed
Tax and benefit changes at the congressional level are creating a headache for small business and the self employed. Keith Hall, tax advisor with the National Association for The Self-employed says this year it’s more important than ever to keep track of what’s going on. At this point …
McConnell: Extend Tax Cut Short-Term And Long-Term
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican on Thursday urged the GOP-led House to pass a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts and break an impasse that threatens 160 million workers with a 2 percentage point tax increase on Jan. 1. The move by Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of …
House GOP Rejects 2-Month Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Tuesday rejected a plan backed by President Barack Obama to extend a 2 percentage point payroll tax cut for two months to buy time for talks on a full-year renewal. Republicans controlling the chamber are instead demanding immediate talks with the Senate on a year-…
Boehner: House Won’t Approve 2-Mo. Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intends to vote down a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate late last week, Speaker John Boehner said Monday, and request immediate negotiations on a full-year renewal that can provide “certainty for people who are trying to cre…
GOP Leaders Hope For Agreement On Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he’s confident that congressional Republicans are ready to move ahead with legislation that would continue a payroll tax cut. “I feel confident in our ability to move ahead,” the Ohio Republican told reporters aft…