Definition of 'Gross-Up'
For example, let's say that a person has an income of $100,000 and they are eligible for a $20,000 deduction. Their taxable income would be $80,000. However, if the person's employer uses a gross-up, they will add $20,000 to the person's income, bringing their total income to $120,000. This means that the person will owe taxes on $120,000, even though their taxable income is only $80,000.
The reason for this is that the government wants to make sure that people pay the correct amount of tax, even if they have deductions or credits. By using a gross-up, the government can ensure that people do not pay too little tax.
There are a few different ways that a gross-up can be calculated. One common method is to add the amount of the deduction or credit to the person's income. Another method is to multiply the person's income by the tax rate.
The gross-up amount is usually paid by the person's employer. However, in some cases, the person may be responsible for paying the gross-up amount themselves.
It is important to note that a gross-up does not change the amount of tax that a person owes. It simply ensures that the person pays the correct amount of tax, even if they have deductions or credits.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a gross-up, you should speak to your employer or tax advisor.
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