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Medicare wages are being combined from tax payer and spouse to propagate to an 8959. Shouldn't 8959 only pertain to one of the earners not a combination?

vikingoose
Level 1
Why is this program incorrectly combining earner medicare wages with the spouse wages and then incorrectly assessing an 8959 Additional Medicare Tax?  Shouldn't they be treated separately?
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sjrcpa
Level 15

There is one 8959 and one calculation; using all Medicare wages and self employment income.


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qbteachmt
Level 15

Since it's based on $200k single or $250k married, you want it to include Both. That's to their benefit.

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