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Just the Basics on Payroll Taxes

| By CBPP
We highlighted our new report yesterday on why policymakers should extend the payroll tax cut and emergency unemployment insurance for another year.  For some context on payroll taxes, see “Policy Basics:  Federal Payroll Taxes,” the latest addition to our series of backgrounders.
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That series also includes brief and more in-depth pieces on unemployment insurance, as well as state-by-state information on how many weeks of unemployment benefits are available to jobless workers.