FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calculating your 2021 take-home pay requires some serious mental gymnastics

Federal health insurance premiums will see a moderate increase next year, but the president’s payroll tax deferral makes calculating next year’s paycheck…

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A bill to make the payroll tax deferral optional, and others worth watching

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Lawmakers again want a payroll tax deferral opt-out for feds after ‘chaotic’ rollout

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What they’re saying about the payroll tax deferral

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USPS won’t implement payroll tax deferral after reviewing impact on employees

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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo a canning jar filled with currency sits on a shelf in East Derry, N.H. An emergency fund doesn’t have to be wishful thinking when you’re building your financial life. Start small to build a habit, use windfalls to kick-start your fund and have a plan for irregular expenses. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

What the payroll tax deferral means for your wallet — and what you’ll pay back in 2021

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Vague OMB guidance on payroll tax deferral leaves many questions unanswered

The Office of Management and Budget has at last issued written guidance on the president’s upcoming payroll tax deferral for federal employees and military…

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Donald Trump

Mr. President, tear down this tax deferral plan!

The deferral plan won’t save anybody one dollar and will come back to bite people who spend their windfalls

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Lawmakers push to eliminate ‘mandatory’ from payroll tax deferral

In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers say they’re ready to work with the four major federal payroll providers so they can implement an option.

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