for FICA Payroll Taxes
Employers have federal payroll tax responsibilities for their employees. These responsibilities include withholding from an employee's compensation plus paying the employer's share of Social Security and Medicare taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).
Is Your Business Income Subject to Self-Employment Tax?
If you run your own business, you likely will have to pay self-employment tax. Like the FICA payroll taxes imposed on employees, self-employment taxes consist of a Social Security tax and two Medicare taxes.