Kansas Department of Administration

01-P-017 Change in Social Security Base Rate (Supersedes 00-P-009)

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:50 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

DATE: November 22, 2000
SUBJECT: Change in Social Security Base Rate
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2001
CONTACT: Roger Basinger (785) 296-5387 (roger.basinger@da.state.ks.us)
APPROVAL:
SUMMARY: Social Security Wage Base Increase to $80,400 effective January 1, 2001

The Social Security wage base for OASDI will be $80,400 for calendar year 2001. This is a $4,200 increase from the 2000 wage base of $76,200. The OASDI tax rate remains at 6.2% for both employees and employers. The maximum OASDI employee contribution for 2001 will be $4,984.80. There continues to be no limit on wages subject to the Medicare tax in 2001. Medicare tax rates for employers and employees remain at 1.45%.

For Federal employees at Kansas State University who were hired prior to January 1, 1984, the employee contribution rate for reduced FICA remains at 1.45 % on all wages subject to the tax (there has been no maximum contribution since January 1, 1994). Federal employees hired after January 1, 1984 will have a maximum contribution of $4,984.80 for OASDI and no maximum for Medicare. The employer and employee rates continue to be the same.

For Kansas Police and Fireman's program participants, who are subject to the mandated Medicare coverage, the contribution rate remains at 1.45% on all wages subject to the tax (there has been no maximum contribution since January 1, 1994).

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