Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.
Publication of the tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2017 as required by section 3241(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 3241). Tier 2 taxes on railroad employees, employers, and employee representatives are one source of funding for benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act.
The tier 2 tax rates for calendar year 2017 apply to compensation paid in calendar year 2017.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kathleen Edmondson, CC:TEGE:EOEG:ET1, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, Telephone Number (202) 317-6798 (not a toll-free number).
Tier 2 Tax Rates: The tier 2 tax rate for 2017 under section 3201(b) on employees is 4.9 percent of compensation. The tier 2 tax rate for 2017 under section 3221(b) on employers is 13.1 percent of compensation. The tier 2 tax rate for 2017 under section 3211(b) on employee representatives is 13.1 percent of compensation.
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Dated: November 22, 2016.
Victoria A. Judson,
Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities).
[FR Doc. 2016-28747 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]
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