What is a payroll tax?

Payroll taxes are taxes paid by employees and/or employers and are usually calculated as a percentage of gross payroll or wages. For employees, the tax is percentage of an employee’s total taxable wages. For an employer, the tax is usually a percentage of an employer’s total gross payroll. 

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1. Why do the City’s community safety services need more funding?
2. How did the Council decide on a payroll tax?
3. What is a payroll tax?
4. Who would contribute to the proposed payroll tax and how much would it cost?
5. Will public employees have to pay the payroll tax?
6. What do I get for my money?
7. How will the City be held accountable with money earned from the payroll tax?
8. Where does Community Safety funding come from now?
9. Why isn’t money from the marijuana tax, or other taxes, being used instead of a payroll tax?
10. Can I submit written comments online about the payroll tax ordinance?
11. Will I get to vote for the payroll tax?
12. How long will it take for the tax to go into effect?
13. Does Oregon have a payroll tax?