Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2009-51
December 21, 2009
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Under authority contained in the Social Security Act (Act), the Commissioner, Social Security Administration, has determined and announced (74 F.R. 55614, dated October 28, 2009) that the contribution and benefit base for renumeration paid in 2010, and self-employment income earned in taxable years beginning in 2009 is $106,800.
The minimum amount a domestic worker must earn so that such earnings are covered under Social Security or Medicare is the domestic employee coverage threshold. For 2010, this threshold is $1,700. Section 3121(x) of the Internal Revenue Code provides the formula for increasing the threshold.
Under the formula, the domestic employee coverage threshold amount for 2010 shall be equal to the 1995 amount of $1,000 multiplied by the ratio of the national average wage index for 2008 to that for 1993. If the resulting amount is not a multiple of $100, it shall be rounded to the next lower multiple of $100.
Multiplying the 1995 domestic employee coverage threshold amount ($1,000) by the ratio of the national average wage index for 2008 ($41,334.97) to that for 1993 ($23,132.67) produces the amount of $1,786.87. We then round this amount to $1,700. Accordingly, the domestic employee coverage threshold amount is $1,700 for 2010.
(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on October 27, 2009, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for October 28, 2009, 74 F.R. 55614)
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