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Questions - Taxes and Benefits - August 5-6, 2012

Most Americans Underestimate the Tax Burden
Americans Dramatically Underestimate Cost of Employer Payroll Taxes
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted Aug 5-6, 2012

By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* When a company pays an employee, does the company also pay additional payroll taxes on that employee?

 

2* If a company pays an employee a salary of $60,000 per year, how much extra in payroll taxes does the company pay?

 

3* Suppose an employee has a salary of $60,000 a year.  How much of that will be taken out for payroll taxes and income taxes?

 

4* Do most companies provide health insurance for their workers?

 

5* Okay, on average, how much does a company pay for an employee’s health care?

 

6* In recent years, has the cost of providing health care grown faster, slower, or about the same as worker’s take home pay?

 

7* In recent years, have taxes grown faster, slower, or about the same as worker’s take home pay?