What happens if the payroll tax cut expires
December 19th, 2012
05:50 AM ET
1 year ago

What happens if the payroll tax cut expires

New York (CNNMoney) – The payroll tax cut that boosted paychecks for millions of working Americans over the past two years may be on the brink of extinction.

As Republicans and Democrats search for a plan to avert a fiscal cliff, it's looking more likely that the payroll tax holiday introduced under President Obama in 2010 won't be extended. Should this benefit expire, 125 million households would see their paychecks shrink, the Tax Policy Center estimates.

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