More Feds Subject to Mandatory Payroll Tax Deferral Than Initially Thought

Government Executive: The National Treasury Employees Union on Friday accused the Trump administration of “misleading” federal workers about whether they would be impacted by its controversial decision to defer payroll taxes for the federal workforce.

Last month, President Trump issued a memorandum authorizing employers to defer Social Security tax deductions from employees’ paychecks between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. Although the optional program has been largely spurned by private sector employers, the Office of Management and Budget decreed that it be mandatory for all eligible executive branch employees and members of the military service branches.

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