Originally Posted by mmcnulty
The expired 2% reduction in the payroll tax was only for the last two years, and is in no way connected in time or policy to the refund check paid out in 2001 and 2008 which was also only $300-600, and only for some households depending on income and marital status, and which were total one-offs, not a regular thing.
Sorry, I know this is only tangentially related, but ignorance about this stuff bugs me. You likely saved more than $300 from the cut of the last two years, but just didn't notice it as it wasn't in a single check.
Sorry I didn't remember these stuff. The only thing I will start remembering is when my paycheck is being hit. Thanks for correcting me.