I just found out from my employer that our social security tax just increase by 2%, which were never publicized as much in the media. I live in NY, a very liberal state, so it would make sense why it was kept hidden.

So are there any campaigns anyone know or any petition I can sign to voice my outrage in the tax increase.


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Payroll taxes rose by 2% as part of the fiscal cliff deal, which was passed only two days ago, so it's unsurprising that you didn't get much advance notice, whatever state you are in. On the other hand there has been a lot of publicity about it since it was passed. The New York Times has all the details. And technically taxes didn't go up as a result of the deal, the taxes were scheduled to go up anyway as part of last year's deal. If this deal hadn't passed, taxes would have gone up a lot more.

I'm sure there are plenty of people expressing their opinions to their elected representitives.

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    This technically was an expiration of a payroll tax holiday, so payroll taxes reverted to 2009 levels.
    – JNK
    Jan 3, 2013 at 16:11
  • Link to the ny times article?
    – MCHam
    Jan 3, 2013 at 21:05
  • Oops, I meant the link I had already put up, which isn't the NYT. Here's a Forbes link: forbes.com/sites/advisor/2013/01/03/… Jan 3, 2013 at 21:18

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