OASDI FAQ


Overview


Fed OASDI/EE stands for Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) better known as Social Security. This is a mandatory 6.2% tax based on taxable gross earnings.

The Social Security Administration sets the limit for OASDI each year.

The 2021 calendar year maximum increases to $142,800 with a cap on deductions of $8,853.60. The 2022 calendar year maximum increases to $147,000 with a cap on deductions of $9114.00.

Once an employee reaches the annual maximum OASDI earnings no further deductions will be taken in that calendar year. Deductions resume in the next calendar year with the December earnings paid in January. 

 

General


1. Why did my OASDI deduction stop?

Social Security (OASDI) has a taxable wage base that is subject to change each year. Once the employee reaches the taxable wage base OASDI will no longer be withheld from their check for the remainder of the calendar year.

Please submit the case to UCPath to verify the reason. https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu/

2. What is the OASDI tax deduction on my paycheck?

Fed OASDI/EE stands for Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) better known as Social Security. This is a mandatory tax of 6.20% based upon taxable gross earnings.

3. Can I opt out of OASDI deduction?

No. This is a mandatory tax of 6.20% based upon taxable gross earnings.

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