23 Senators Call Federal Employees ‘Pawns’ in Payroll Tax Deferral ‘Scheme’

23 U.S. lawmakers said in a Tuesday letter that federal employees and members of the armed forces should be allowed to opt out of the payroll tax deferral plan enacted by President Donald Trump’s administration.

Under Trump’s executive order, which took effect at the beginning of September, employees who make less than $2,000 per week before taxes would not have Social Security taxes withheld until the end of 2020.

While those employees would see more money in their take-home pay, the…

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