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Social Security Wage Base Increases to $160,200 for 2023

BY: Jyme Mariani, Esq. | 10/13/22

On October 13, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2023 social security wage base will be $160,200, which is an increase of $13,200 from $147,000 in 2022 [SSA, Press Release, 10-13-22]. The SSA Fact Sheet is available at

Maximum social security tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in is $9,932.40, an increase of $818.40 from $9,114.00 in 2022.

For more information, see the APA Compliance Update. Compliance updates are emailed to APA members and are also available on the Compliance Updates webpage.

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Jyme Mariani, Esq., is Managing Editor of Payroll Currently and Senior Manager of Payroll Information Resources for the APA.